Falcons End Preseason Winless; Demote Smolenak, 13 others

According to Falconsahl.com, the Springfield Falcons concluded their preseason with a 3-0 loss to Hartford today. Morgan Cey stopped 28 of 31 in the loss. (For today's lineup, see the Falconsahl.com link above.) The following players were reassigned to the Falcons' ECHL affiliate, the Johnstown Chiefs, this weekend: Jean Desrochers (F) (Johnstown contract) Doug Andress (D) (Johnstown contract) Todd Griffith (F) (Free agent tryout) Randy Rowe (F) (Johnstown contract) Gus Katsuras (F) (Free agent tryout) P.J. Atherton (D) (Springfield contract) Ryan Gibbons (F) (Springfield contract) Brandon Elliott (F) (Tampa Bay contract) David Desharnais (F) (Free agent tryout) Kelly Czuy (F) (Free agent tryout) Radek Smolenak (F) (Tampa Bay contract) John Adams (D) (Springfield contract) Maxime Boisclair (F) (Springfield contract) The Falcons also sent Travis Fuller to Mississauga of the OHL. Fuller had two assists last night in the Ice Dogs win over Barrie. Among those remaining in Springfield are forward prospects Stanislav Lascek and Justin Keller, who are fighting for limited spots on the wings.