WHEELING The Wheeling Nailers continue to be big players in the trade market during the offseason. The club announced Wednesday it has acquired the rights to defenseman Slavomir Tomko from the Utah Grizzlies in return for cash considerations.
It's the third acquisition for the upcoming season, as the Nailers have previously obtained all-star forward Jordan Fox from Gwinnett, and defenseman Michael Grenzy from Florida.
Tomko, 26, played 52 games last season for the Elmira Jackals, scoring 13 points (3g, 10a) and accumulating 61 penalty minutes. The four-year University of Vermont standout was then dealt to the Grizzlies in July before being acquired by Wheeling.
There's also a rumor gaining steam that the club has signed former Cincinnati Cyclones center Thomas Beauregard. A repeated thorn in Wheeling's side, Beauregard had 28 points (15g-13a) during an injury-riddled 2008. The season before he had 65 points (31g, 34a). The Intelligencer was unable to confirm this signing, but sources indicate it to be true.
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