The Florida Everblades will have to do without goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis in their two-game homestand this weekend after he was reassigned to the AHL's Syracuse Crunch Wednesday by the NHL's Tampa Bay Lightning, a parent club of both the Everblades and Crunch.
Gudlevskis, 21, ranks third among ECHL goaltenders with a 1.83 GAA. He has been called up to the Crunch two other times, logging a 1.92 GAA and a record of 4-0-0 in four appearances with Syracuse.
A fifth-round selection of the Lightning in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, Gudlevskis is one of 10 Everblades called up or loaned to the AHL through the first seven weeks of the current season.
The Blades (13-7) play at Germain Arena Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the opener of a two-game set with the Colorado Eagles. The teams play a rematch at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Also, center A.J. Jenks has signed a professional tryout contract with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL.
Jenks, 23, currently is the Blades' third-leading scorer with 16 points (7g, 9a) and tied for third in assists.
Forward Joe Cavendey, 25, has agreed to terms with the Blades. He recorded 27 points (12g, 15a) with the Pensacola Ice Flyers.