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Amerks rookie Repik recalled to Panthers

roc06_200.jpgFlorida Panthers General Manager Jacques Martin announced today that forward Michal Repik has been recalled from the Rochester Americans (AHL).

The recall is the second of the season for Repik, who will join the Panthers this evening to compete in tonight’s National Hockey League contest against the Buffalo Sabres. Face-off is slated for 7:00 p.m. at HSBC Arena.

A native of Vlasim, Czech Republic, the 20-year-old has skated in four games with the Panthers this season. He made his NHL debut on December 8th and scored his first NHL goal that night in Florida’s 4-3 overtime win against the Ottawa Senators. In 60 American Hockey League contests with the Amerks, the 5-foot-10, 180-pound forward has registered a team-high 41 points along with 50 penalty minutes. His 18 goals are also a team best and remains 12th in scoring among league rookies.

Florida’s second-round selection (40th overall) in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, Repik has a goal in last four outings with Rochester and has 22 points (11+11) in his last 20 games.