Cracknell, Syvret and Grachev Recalled by Blues
April 20, 2012
St. Louis Blues Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has recalled forwards Adam Cracknell and Evgeny Grachev as well as defenseman Danny Syvret from the Blues’ American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.
Cracknell, 26, made 72 appearances for the Rivermen this season ranking fourth on the club with 49 points including 23 goals and 26 assists. The 6’2, 210-pound forward also dressed in two games for the Blues scoring a goal. The Prince Albert, Saskatchewan native was originally signed by the Blues as a free agent on July 23, 2009.
Grachev, 22, made 39 appearances for the Rivermen this season recording 10 points including three goals and seven assists. The 6’4, 225-pound forward also dressed in 26 games for the Blues posting four points (one goal, three assists) including his first career NHL point (assist) on Oct. 22 at Philadelphia. The Khabarovsk, Russia native was acquired by the Blues from the New York Rangers in exchange for a third round draft choice in 2011 (Steven Fogarty) on June 25, 2011.
Syvret, 26, made 75 appearances for the Rivermen leading their defense with 42 points including seven goals and 35 assists. The 5-11, 203-pound defenseman is a native of Milgrove, Ontario and was originally signed by the Blues as a free agent on Aug. 8, 2011.