IceCaps add Festerling, Maxwell

The Winnipeg Jets today announced they have removed Brett Festerling from the Injured Reserve List and reassigned him to the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League.

The Jets have also claimed forward Ben Maxwell off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks and assigned him to St. John’s.

Festerling, 25, played in five games with the Winnipeg Jets before suffering an upper body injury on Nov. 9. In that time he recorded two penalty minutes. The Prince George, B.C., native has now played in a career total 88 NHL games, between Anaheim and Winnipeg, for a total of eight points (0g, 8a) and 35 penalty minutes.

Prior to his recall on Nov. 3, Festerling played in 11 games with the IceCaps this season recording four points (1g, 3a) along with six penalty minutes.

Maxwell, 23, appeared in six games with the Anaheim Ducks since being claimed off waivers on Nov. 10. In that time he earned one assist and two penalty minutes.

Maxwell started the 2011-12 season with the Winnipeg Jets appearing in four games with the club. In his NHL career, the native of North Vancouver, B.C., has played in 42 games for Montreal, Winnipeg and Anaheim totaling three points (1g, 2a) and 19 penalty minutes.

Maxwell was originally drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the second round, 49th overall in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.