GRIZZLIES HONORED: The ECHL announced Monday that Utah Grizzlies forwards Ryan Kinasewich and Tyler Haskins have been named co-winners of the In Glas Co ECHL Player of the Week award for Jan. 14-20.
Haskins tallied seven goals and two assists during three games last week, including back-to-back hat tricks Jan. 16 and 18. Kinasewich finished with one goal and 10 assists, including an all-time Utah high with six points (one goal, five assists) in a game Jan. 16 versus Phoenix.
ALL-STAR CONTRIBUTOR: Utah forward Justin Bourne recorded two assists as the National Conference defeated the American Conference 10-7 Wednesday night at the ECHL All-Star Game at Stockton Arena.
SELANNE REJOINS DUCKS: Teemu Selanne returned to the Stanley Cup champion Anaheim Ducks on Monday after missing the first half of the season while contemplating retirement.
The unrestricted free agent signed a one-year deal and then practiced with the team before it departs Tuesday for an eight-game, 15-day road trip.
FORMER USC, ARIZONA COACH DIES: Larry Smith, the emotional coach who led Southern California to the Rose Bowl three times and won 143 games with Tulane, Arizona, USC and Missouri, died Monday after a long bout with chronic lymphatic leukemia. He was 68. Smith died in a Tucson, Ariz., hospital, the University of Arizona confirmed.
JACKSONS TO HONOR BARBARO: Barbaro's owners will return to Churchill Downs today to honor the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner on the first anniversary of his death.
Barbaro was euthanized Jan. 29, 2007, following an eight-month fight for survival after his breakdown in the 2006 Preakness.
UNITED SIGNINGS: Argentine midfielder Marcelo Gallardo signed with D.C. United on Monday, the biggest of five South American additions to the club within the past week.
The team also added Peruvian goalkeeper Jose Carvallo and Argentine defender Gonzalo Peralta on Monday as the team held its first preseason practice.
Gallardo played in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups. Gallardo recently left French club Paris Saint Germain, where he was unhappy with his playing time.