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    The Phantoms officially*announced*late Wednesday afternoon that goaltender Michael-Lee Teslak has been recalled from the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL, goaltender Kris Mayotte has been recalled from the Johnstown Chiefs and right wing Ben Holmstrom has been signed to an amateur tryout contract.

    Teslak is back for the second time*with the Phantoms this year.**On on December 12* he made*28 saves in a 7-4 win over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.* He was reassigned to Wheeling (ECHL) on December 17 and played in 21 games for the Nailers, posting a 7-11-3 record.* Teslak began the year with the Elmira Jackals (ECHL), going 5-5-2 with a 2.96 goals-against average and a 0.890 save percentage.

    *Holmstrom, 22, signed an ATO with Adirondack.* He just finished his senior season at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell of Hockey East, where he led the team in penalty minutes (69) and was fourth in points (23) in 39 games this year.* Undrafted, Holmstrom (61, 180 lbs) appeared in 144 career NCAA games over four years with the Riverhawks, posting 114 points (26 goals, 58 assists) and 201 penalty minutes.

    *Mayotte, 27, comes to the Phantoms from the Johnstown Chiefs of the ECHL where he was 8-13-5 with a 3.84 goals-against average and a 0.892 save percentage in 28 games this season.* He played four years of college hockey for Union College in Schenectady, New York and made his AHL debut with the Lowell Lock Monsters during the 2005-06 season.* During the 2008-09 season Mayotte *had AHL stints*with both Hershey and Bridgeport, and was also called up to the Syracuse Crunch.

    – Tim