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The Colorado Eagles are currently 3-1-0 on the young season in the ECHL, but are always having to adapt to different player transactions being the affiliate of NHL and AHL teams.

This week, in response to the call-up of Mikko Rantanen from San Antonio (AHL) to Colorado (NHL), the Rampage have recalled forward Shawn Ouellette-St.Amand from the Eagles.

The 19-year old St. Amand — who participated in offseason rookie and development camps with the Avalanche — started the season on San Antonio’s roster but did not appear in a game before being sent down to the Eagles last week. He played in two games over the weekend against the Alaska Aces, recording no points. He figures to be a good option in terms of scoring talent for the Rampage at the AHL level now that Rantanen likely will be sticking with the Avs for good.

With the move, the Eagles had a spot on their roster to fill, so they signed 23-year old forward Jesse Astles to a contract.

In addition to these moves, the San Antonio Rampage have also recalled goaltender Kent Simpson from the Eagles, in response to the possible injury Jeremy Smith suffered on Tuesday night:

Simpson has been the primary goalie for the Eagles so far this season — appearing in three of their four games, recording a 2-1-0 record with a 2.01 GAA and .933 save percentage. Look for Nathan Lieuwen to take the reigns in net this weekend if Simpson isn’t back.

San Antonio also announced they had signed former Boston Bruins first-round pick defenseman Matt Lashoff to a PTO (professional try-out). He will wear number 27 with the Rampage.

The Eagles continue their season tonight on home ice against the Rapid City Rush. Puck drops at 7:05 pm MT, and can be heard LIVE here!



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