Tuesday, February 2, 2010
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Gwinnett Daily Post
The Gwinnett Gladiators' flurry of player movement continued Tuesday with the reassignment of forward Matt Siddall to Victoria.
Property of the Atlanta Thrashers, Siddall was sent to the Salmon Kings after playing 31 games for Gwinnett this season.
In return, the Gladiators will receive future considerations from Victoria.
The 25-year-old native of North Vancouver, British Columbia, was picked by the Atlanta Thrashers in the ninth round of the 2004 draft and signed a multiple-year deal with the team in July 2008.
Siddall has 14 goals and 14 assists this season and ranks second on the team in points. He made his pro debut with the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League last season and notched one assist before being assigned to the Gladiators, where he scored 37 points in 40 games and finished third on the team with 153 penalty minutes.
It's the fourth transaction in the last five days for Gwinnett.
Last Friday, the Gladiators acquired forward Mike McLean, reassigned from Cincinnati by AHL Milwaukee in a similar situation to Siddall's move.
On Monday, the Gwinnett traded defenseman Scott Marchesi to Cincinnati to complete the deal for McLean and then traded defenseman Aaron Brocklehurst to Reading in exchange for Nick St. Pierre.