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Gladiators switch backup goalies

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

The Gwinnett Gladiators claimed rookie goaltender Garrett Zemlak off waivers and released Bobby Jarosz on Wednesday.

Zemlak, 21, has played for four other teams so far this season. The Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, native was released by Elmira on Sunday after he appeared in seven games with the Jackals.

Zemlak made his pro debut last year in a three-start stint with the Charlotte Checkers. He opened this season in training camp with the Los Angeles Kings before playing one game in Kalamazoo, 14 in Stockton, one in AHL Binghamton and seven in Elmira.

Before he went pro, Zemlak spent four of his five years in juniors in the Western Hockey League, where he went 54-49-6 in time with Saskatoon and Prince Albert, where he was a teammate of Gladiator forward Dustin Cameron. Jarosz, 23, was acquired from the Reading on March 2 as a part of the trade that sent defenseman Sam Roberts to the Royals. He did not make an appearance for Gwinnett, and played in just one game for the Royals after he was acquired in a trade with South Carolina on Feb. 19.