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ROCKFORD, Ill. – The American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs today announced they have reassigned defenseman Neil Manning to their ECHL affiliate, the Indy Fuel.

Manning, 27, was recalled from Indy on Jan. 3 and skated with the IceHogs during Sunday’s win over Iowa. The defenseman has now appeared in three AHL games this season with Rockford and picked up two penalty minutes and four shots on goal.

The Nanaimo, British Columbia native returns to Indy where he has logged 17 points (2g, 15a) in 29 ECHL contests. He leads all Indy blueliners in scoring and assists, and his +10 rating is second overall on the team. Manning has also posted two point streaks of four or more games this year, including a season-best streak in which he notched two goals and four assists over a six-game stretch.

NEXT HOME GAME: Jan. 18 vs. Grand Rapids Griffins | 7 p.m.
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