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Gladiators add several players

DULUTH — The Gwinnett Gladiators got an infusion of more talent on Tuesday.

After getting Cody Brookwell and Ryan Garbutt from AHL affiliate Chicago on Monday, the Gladiators had goaltender Chris Carrozzi assigned by the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday.

He and defenseman Tim Filangieri arrived from Chicago in time to practice with the team.

More players were on their way.

Head coach Jeff Pyle was expecting Tim Miller, Will Colbert and Andy Brandt to arrive today.

The Gladiators were also assigned two players by Chicago on Tuesday, forward Michael Davies and defenseman Matt Krug. Both should be here tonight.

Matt Case, who Pyle signed last week, was released from Manitoba’s camp and is on his way to Gwinnett.

“They said (Case) looked really, really good,” Pyle said. “Which is always nice to hear.”

Davies set a career high with 52 points in 41 games as a senior with the University of Wisconsin last season. He ranked sixth in scoring in the NCAA. His 20 goals were second-best on the Badgers and his 32 assists were third.

A Missouri native, Davies made his professional debut in three Calder Cup playoff games with AHL Bridgeport after Wisconsin was defeated in the national championship game. The 23-year-old finished with 123 points and 122 penalty minutes in 155 career collegiate games with Wisconsin from 2006-10.

Krug’s 47 points led all International Hockey League defensemen during his rookie season with Muskegon.

Carrozzi was the Thrashers’ sixth-round pick in 2008 and signed with the team this May after completing his junior career in fine fashion. He was named the CHL and OHL goaltender of the year after tying the league lead in shutouts and finishing second in goals-against average (2.36).

In order to make room for the new players, Gwinnett released Ian Vigier, Levi Ling and Drew Baker from their professional tryout agreements. Pyle liked what he saw, however, and could look to one or more of those players for call-ups later in the season.

The Gladiators’ training camp continues today through Tuesday in preparation for the season opener in Florida on Oct. 14.