T-Birds Recall F Buckles from Manchester (ECHL)Dec 18, 2017
Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced that they have recalled forward Matt Buckles from the ECHL's Manchester Monarchs.
In 13 games with the Thunderbirds this season, Buckles has tallied three assists and logged two penalty minutes. In 22 AHL games with Springfield, he has three goals and seven assists for 10 points.
Buckles, 22, was originally a 4th round selection by the Florida Panthers (98th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft. In his six-game run with the Monarchs, Buckles scored four goals and five assists for nine points.
Springfield continues its five-game December homestand with a pair of 7:05 p.m. ET matchups on Friday, Dec. 22 and Saturday, Dec. 23 against Bridgeport and Providence respectively.
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