(RAPID CITY, S.D.) – The Rapid City Rush, proud ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes, announced today via a Black Hills Chiropractic Roster Adjustment that goaltender David Tendeck has been assigned to the Coyotes Taxi Squad, defenseman Quinn Wichers has been returned from the AHL Tucson Roadrunners and Justin Duncan has been added as an emergency backup goaltender.
Tendeck has appeared in 12 games for the Rush and is 3-9-0-0 with a 3.21 goals against average and .912 save percentage. He is on an NHL contract with the Coyotes after being selected in the sixth round of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. NHL teams can now carry up to six players on their Taxi Squad, players who are eligible to be added to the roster on short notice in order to prevent postponements and game cancellations.
Wichers returns to the Rush after appearing in four games for Tucson. He was originally called up by the Roadrunners on December 11 for his first career appearance in the AHL. Over 18 games with Rapid City, he has two goals and one assist.
The Rush hit the ice on Friday night for Marvel Super Hero Night featuring Black Widow, presented by CSL Plasma. The Rush will wear specialty jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game and it’s Pucks and Paws Night, where fans are able to bring their dogs to the game by purchasing a special ticket through the Rush. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 PM at The Monument Ice Arena.