GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Greenville Grrrowl announced that defenseman Vladimir Gusev has been returned from Norfolk of the American Hockey League. Gusev is expected to be in uniform for Greenville when it hosts Charlotte on Friday. Greenville is the ECHL affiliate of Norfolk of the AHL and Chicago of the National Hockey League.
Gusev was selected in the fourth round (115th overall) by Chicago in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft and is under contract to the Blackhawks, the 6-3 and 205-pound Gusev has six penalty minutes in two games with Norfolk.
In his second professional season, Gusev has set career highs with seven goals, 11 assists, 18 points and 101 penalty minutes in 64 games with Greenville.