The Elmira Jackals announced Wednesday that left wing Brian Lebler has been assigned to the team by their AHL affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch, and that goaltender Daren Machesney has been returned to the club from his loan to the Jackals’ AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators.
Lebler, a native of Penticton, British Columbia, has played in four games in his rookie season with the Crunch after spending the last four seasons at the University of Michigan. In his senior season of 2009-10, Lebler set career bests with 14 goals, 10 assists, 24 points, and a +9 rating, with his goal total registering as third best on the team. Lebler received the team’s Joseph E. Barss Award last season as the best player on the team as decided by the coaching staff as Michigan won the CCHA Tournament.
Machesney was loaned by Elmira to Binghamton on Dec. 26 and is 1-2 with the Jackals this season after being acquired from Victoria in a trade earlier this month.