Cutthroats trade Lutes for Trebish; LEM makes moves

Bloomington Blaze

A curious move at the CHL trade deadline, the Denver Cutthroats trade foward Brett Lutes for defenseman Michael Trebish of the Bloomington Blaze. Also, the Monsters are making some quiet moves themselves.

The Blaze and Cutthroats just finished a hard-hitting, emotional set of games this past weekend in Denver, so it will be interesting to see how Trebish fits in with his new teammates. He won't have to wait as the Fish are back in action tonight, facing off with the Arizona Sundogs at 7:05 pm in the Fish Bowl.

Lutes has been nearly a point-per-game player for the Fish, recording 23 points (4g, 19a) in 27 games. He's been a leader on the ice and can come up big when the team needs it. The 31-year-old also brought veteran presence to the team, something the Cutthroats targeted when they signed him prior to the start of the season. With all that said, sending him packing is a bit of a head-scratcher.

D Trebish has skated in 39 games so far for the Blaze, getting on the board with 7 helpers during that time. The teams aren't trading for size as both Lutes and the recently-aquired 23-year-old both weigh in at six-foot-one and 195 pounds. Trebish, a native of Yorkton, Saskatchewan, spent four years at Ferris State University before turning pro at the start of the 2012-2013 season.

Don't want to speculate about anything, but the Lake Erie Monsters just added a defenseman two defensemen (stick tap to LEMfan), as well. The team signed both Daniel Maggio and Chris Reed to PTOs. Reed had four games with the Houston Aeros last season, so maybe AJ could shed some light on him. Could thess additions signal that Ryan Wilson is going to be out longer than expected? Or is it all just coincidental?

LEM also let their Bordeleaux replacement (LW Brent Henley) go, and the Avs just claimed Aaron Palushaj (RW) off waivers. Some changes are bound to be in the works for the Avalanche roster.

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