FUKUFUJI REASSIGNED TO READING
Fukufuji, 23, has played in two games with the Monarchs since being recalled from the Royals on November 14. The 6-foot-1, 186-pound native of Tokyo, Japan, has a record of 1-1-0, a goals-against-average of 3.00 and a save-percentage of .923 with the Monarchs. Fukufuji has appeared in four games with the Royals this season, collecting a record of 2-1-1, a goals-against-average of 3.20 and a save-percentage of .907.
Selected in the eighth-round (238th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Fukufuji spent the 2004-05 season with the ECHL's Bakersfield Condors, registering a record of 27-9-5, a goals-against-average of 2.48 and a save-percentage of .919 in 44 games. Fukufuji was also voted Rookie of the Year by the Bakersfield coaching staff last season.