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Examiner
  • Mavericks sign two; send Jardine to IR

  • An injury to forward Ryan Jardine and the departure of goaltender Levente Szuper, who left the Missouri Mavericks to play hockey in Russia, has forced the Central Hockey League team to make more roster moves.

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  • An injury to forward Ryan Jardine and the departure of goaltender Levente Szuper, who left the Missouri Mavericks to play hockey in Russia, has forced the Central Hockey League team to make more roster moves.
    The Mavericks announced Thursday they have signed forward Andrew Favot and goaltender Jakub Macek. The Mavericks also placed Jardine on the 30-day injured reserve list with an upper body injury.
    Favot took part in practice Thursday morning and Macek joined many of his new teammates later that morning for lunch at Tim’s Pizza.
    “I’m excited to be here,” Favot said. “There are a lot of great guys in this locker room.”
    Favot, 23, is a rookie who has played the majority of this season with the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL. The King City, Ontario, native played in a total of 30 games this season in the ECHL with Utah (23) and Reading (7) and had nine points on a pair of goals and seven assists.
    “In losing Ryan Jardine for an extended period of time, we went searching for someone who could add a little offense to deepen our scoring at the forward position,” coach Scott Hillman said. “Andrew is a guy who plays with composure, and he will add to our power play.”
    Macek, 24, returns to the Mavericks after playing for Missouri during training camp. A native of Bratislava, Slovakia, he enters his first professional season in North America.
    He played his first four pro seasons in Hungary, France and Slovakia and had his best season in 2008-09 with Les Rapaces de Gap, where he registered a 2.27 goals-against average in 20 games during the regular season and a 2.87 GAA in six games in the playoffs.
    “We had such a tough decision in training camp, but Jakub is a great competitor and we believe he gives us a second goalie who can win hockey games,” Hillman said. “We are excited to give him his first chance in North America. He has a great attitude, and he deserves this opportunity.”

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