Not that they need more help with an 11-game winning streak going, but the Salt Lake Golden Eagles are getting a new player.
Sergei Priakin, a 27-year-old forward has been reassigned to Salt Lake by the Calgary Flames and will by in uniform for tonight's game with Muskegon.Priakin joined the Flames organization in the 1988-89 season and became the first Soviet to play in the Stanley Cup playoffs. He has played sparingly this year, appearing in just 23 games with 1 goal and 6 assists.
The addition of Priakin puts Salt Lake four players over the 18-man limit. That means Coach Bob Francis has to sit out four players each game.
"It's a fortunate predicament as a coach," said Francis. "It's a fine line, but as long as the guys take it right, it can be a positive thing. Our chemistry is as good as its been all year."
After tonight's contest, the Eagles play again Saturday against San Diego.