WEST VALLEY CITY The Utah Grizzlies go into tonight's final game of a seven-game road trip at 7 at Idaho with a two-game win streak and a stronger roster.
On Tuesday, Utah announced the signing of high-scoring former ECHL all-star forward Garett Bembridge and the return of goaltender Mike Mole and forwards Ryan Kinasewich and Tyler Haskins from their AHL affiliate, Bridgeport.
The 26-year-old Bembridge joins Utah after playing 24 games earlier this season in Germany. In 103 career ECHL games with Idaho, Las Vegas and Augusta, the Saskatchewan native has 123 points.
Kinasewich, the Grizzlies' all-time leading scorer in the ECHL, returns to Utah after spending 22 games with Bridgeport, where he had three goals and two assists.
Haskins, a 21-year-old rookie, advanced to Bridgeport on Dec. 14 and played 10 games with the Sound Tigers. With Utah, he had 17 points (two goals, 15 assists) in 20 games.
Mole was recalled to Bridgeport for a second time this season Dec. 28 following an injury to Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro and the promotion of Sound Tigers goaltender Joey MacDonald to New York. This season with Utah, the third-year pro has a record of 9-6-0-2.
The Grizzlies return to the E Center Friday and Saturday, hosting Idaho at 7 p.m. to open a six-game home stand.