Thrashers recall Mannino, return MacIntyre

The Atlanta Thrashers have recalled goaltender Peter Mannino from the AHL’s Chicago Wolves and reassigned Drew MacIntyre to the Wolves.

Mannino has not appeared in any games with Chicago this season. Last year, the 26-year-old netminder shared 10th in the American Hockey League with a career-high 26 victories (26-5-1) and tied for third in the league with a .921 save percentage in 38 outings with the Wolves.

The Farmington Hills, Mich., native also ranked sixth in the league with a 2.34 goals-against average, allowed one or fewer goals in 16 appearances, which includes two shutouts, and was named the Reebok/AHL Goaltender of the Month for January.

Overall, Mannino has accrued a 43-17-3 record with a 2.64 goals-against average, .902 save percentage and three shutouts in 72 career AHL outings with Bridgeport (2008-09) and Chicago (2009-10), and appeared in three National Hockey League games with the New York Islanders, notching a 1-1-0 record with a 4.52 goals-against average and .870 save percentage.

MacIntyre, who was recalled on Saturday, backed up Thrashers netminder Chris Mason in their 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning that night. Prior to being recalled, he turned aside 25 shots in the Wolves season opener, a 6-3 loss to the San Antonio Rampage, on Oct. 8.

Last season, the 27-year-old netminder shared 10th in the AHL with a .917 save percentage, tied for 17th in the league with a 2.54 goals-against average and accrued a 20-17-2 record in 41 appearances with the Wolves. He held opponents to two or fewer goals 21 times, which includes a team-high three shutouts.