Portland Pirates captain Matt Ellis is in the building for tonight’s game after being sent down by the Buffalo Sabres yesterday.
Ellis was recalled back on Nov. 6 and played six games for the Sabres where he went scoreless.
In 13 games with the Pirates, he’s scored three goals, 10 assists for 13 points with a plus-8 rating.
********************The Pirates will have a familiar face back as goaltender Dov Grumet-Morris returns after being recalled by the team earlier this afternoon.
Jhonas Enroth was recalled by the Sabres, and will back up Patrick Lalime tonight as they play the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Grumet-Morris played 11 games for the Pirates during the 2006-’07 season where he went 1-6-3 with a 3.03 goals against average.
Grumet-Morris has had success in other levels, winning the Kelly Cup with the Cincinnati Cyclones in 2007 and the CHL Championship with the Laredo Bucks in 2006.
The Harvard grad has spent this season with the Greenville (S.C.) Road Warriors and will be the back up to Leggio, who is expected to get the start in Portland.