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Chiefs release Marcus Messier to reach 20-year-old limit

The Spokane Chiefs announced they have released 20-year-old forward Marcus Messier. Messier, acquired in a trade with the Tri-City Americans last season, scored 5 goals and 6 assists in 34 total games with Spokane. “Marcus did a great job for our team when he was acquired last season,” said Chiefs general manager Tim Speltz. “He added depth and filled a much needed role due to our injury situation. “With the acquisition of Calder Brooks, this move was necessary to get down to the WHL-mandated number of three [20-year-old players]. Marcus will go on WHL waivers next week with the hopes of being claimed by another WHL team.” The roster move brings Spokane to 25 players, including 15 forwards, eight defensemen and two goaltenders. The Chiefs’ next game is a road matchup on Friday at Kootenay. They return home to face Prince George on Saturday.
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