WEST VALLEY CITY — Utah Grizzlies forward Dylan Hunter has been loaned to the AHL's Rochester Americans.

Hunter departs Utah's team tied for 12th in the league in scoring with 10 goals and 13 assists while tied for the league lead overall with six power-play goals and also tied for the Utah team lead with nine multiple-point games.

The 24-year-old forward, who takes 183 games of AHL experience back to Rochester, spent two seasons there playing in 137 games from 2006-2008 and tallying 28 goals and 47 assists for 75 points. Hunter had 20 goals for the Amerks during the 2007-2008 season. He was also a 2004 draft pick of the Buffalo Sabres and began this year with the AHLs Houston Aeros, playing in one game before signing with Utah.

Hunter becomes the seventh Utah player in the first month and a half of the season to be promoted to the American Hockey League, joining J.D. Watt, Matt Clarke, Josh Meyers, Ryan Kinasewich, James Sixsmith and Vic Bartley.

Utah returns to action Friday and Saturday at Bakersfield, Calif. Face-off both evenings is scheduled for 8 p.m. MST.

The Grizzlies are back at the E Center on Friday, Dec. 18, and Saturday, Dec. 19, when they will be welcomed in Bakersfield. Face-off both evenings is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

—Staff and wire reports