Rochester signs Colby Robak to AHL deal

The 25-year-old defenseman played 47 career NHL games for Florida and Anaheim.

Tim Murray has added another veteran to the Americans, signing defenseman Colby Robak to a one-year AHL deal. The 25-year-old defenseman has played 47 NHL games with Florida and Anaheim, notching four assists. He played 76 games in Rochester during the 2010-11 season, when the Amerks were still affiliated with the Panthers.

Robak spent a majority of last season with Norfolk, scoring one goal and five assists in 29 games. Anaheim acquired him in December for Jesse Blacker and a conditional draft pick.

The Rochester blueline will now likely feature Chad Ruhwedel, Matt Donovan, Bobby Sanguinetti, Jerome Leduc, Nick Petrecki, Brady Austin and Robak. Josh Chapman and Matt Prapavessis are also with the Amerks, so it will be a crowded blue line. Some will likely find themselves in ECHL Elmira.