Walleye lose two players to call ups


The Walleye lost two players, including a veteran goaltender, to call ups to the American Hockey League today.

Goaltender Hannu Toivonen has been loaned to the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL. Forward Louis-Marc Aubry has been reassigned to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Toivonen, a native of Finland, signed with the Walleye on Nov. 26. The first-round draft choice of the Boston Bruins played in 61 NHL games from 2005-08.

Toivonen has won his last three starts with the Walleye. He has a posted a 7-8-0 record with a 3.66 goals-against average with Toledo. He was runner up for ECHL goaltender of the week after going 2-0-0 with a 1.50 GAA last weekend.

Aubry is currently on a six-game point streak in which he has four goals and five assists. He has tallied 14 points (7 goals, 7 assists) in 18 games in Toledo. Aubry, who was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in 2010, has appeared in 130 professional games with the Griffins.

The Walleye play at Reading on Friday and Saturday. Goalie Mac Carruth, who has a 4-5-0 record with a 2.84 GAA, is expected to be in net against the Royals.

The Walleye have split the season series 1-1 with the defending ECHL champions.