ESTERO, Fla. – The Florida Everblades announced that the Florida Panthers have reassigned Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League have reassigned forward Adam Taylor from the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League to the Everblades. The team also announced that the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL have reassigned rookie defenseman Mike Card from Rochester to the Everblades.
The Everblades are the ECHL affiliate of the Panthers and the Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes of the NHL and the Albany River Rats of the AHL.
Selected in the seventh round (224th overall) by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft and under NHL contract to the Florida Panthers, the 22-year-old Taylor has 35 points (17g-18a) and 36 penalty minutes in 31 games with the Everblades while also playing for Victoria, where he had six points (1g-5a) and 12 penalty minutes in 15 games, and Pensacola, where he had 11 points (3g-8a) and 12 penalty minutes in 15 games.
Selected in the eighth round (241st overall) by Buffalo in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft and under NHL contract to the Sabres, the 21-year-old Card has nine points (1g-8a) and 38 penalty minutes in 50 games with Rochester and has also played four games in the NHL with Buffalo.