With recent injuries to F Jesse Winchester and D Erik Gudbranson, Florida Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the team has recalled F Joey Crabb and D Mike Mottau from their AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage.
Crabb, 30, has proven to be a quality AHL talent this season for the Rampage, recording 26 points (12-14-26) in 53 games played while serving as a mentor to some of the team’s younger players.
Making his NHL debut during the 2008-09 season with the Atlanta Thrashers, Crabb has tallied 52 total points (20-32-52) in 171 career NHL games.
Mottau, 35, has played in seven games for the Panthers this season, while also appearing in 15 games with San Antonio registering three points (1-2-3) in the AHL.
A well-traveled NHL veteran, Mottau has played in 320 career NHL games with the New York Rangers (2000-02), Calgary Flames (2002-03), New Jersey Devils (2007-10), New York Islanders (2010-2012), Boston Bruins (2012) and now the Florida Panthers (2013-present).
For his career, Mottau has recorded 58 total points (7-51-58) and 160 PIM.
Both Crabb and Mottau are expected to suit up tonight as the Panthers play host to the Phoenix Coyotes at 7:30 p.m. on FOX Sports Florida.
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