ANCHORAGE – The Alaska Aces announced that left wing Matt Robinson has been placed on emergency family medical leave and that goaltender Chris Beckford-Tseu (pictured) has been assigned from Peoria of the American Hockey League.
The Aces are the ECHL affiliate of the Rivermen of the AHL and the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League.
The 21-year-old Robinson left the team to travel to Regina, Saskatchewan where his 18-year-old brother Garrett is hospitalized after being injured in an automobile accident.
Selected in the fifth round (159th overall) by St. Louis in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft and under contract to the Blues, the 22-year-old Beckford-Tseu was named the recipient of the Rbk Hockey ECHL Goaltender of the Week award four times in 2005-06, becoming the first player in history to capture the honor four times.
He was 16-1-2 with two shutouts, a goals-against average of 1.87 and a save percentage of .929 in 19 regular season games for Alaska and 8-4 with three shutouts, a goals-against average of 2.04 and a save percentage of .930 in 12 games in the Kelly Cup Playoffs. He also played in the AHL with Peoria where he was 7-5-1 with a goals-against average of 3.10 and a save percentage of .885 in 16 regular season games and 0-4 with two overtime losses, a goals-against average of 3.78 and a save percentage of .872 in the postseason.