Keaton Ellerby finally got the chance to play in his first NHL game of his career on Thursday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. His total time on the ice was 4:58 and he ended the game as a -1. One NHL game doesn’t make a career and those numbers shouldn’t be looked into too much. A decent week for Ellerby playing in his first NHL game and will play in the AHL All-Start Classic skills competition and game Monday and Tuesday.
Shawn Matthias was called up on Wednesday but did not play in a game, he was a healthy scratch for the Panthers. Its probably disappointing but at least he got a better paycheck for a couple days.
The Amerks travel to Hamilton tonight to take on the Bulldogs tonight, game time is 7:30pm.