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Idaho Steelheads acquire defenseman from Orlando

The ECHL hockey franchise added defenseman Zach Bell from the Orlando Solar Bears on Friday in exchange for the league rights to defenseman James Martin.

Bell, 23, is a third-year pro on an AHL contract with the Toronto Marlies, a Toronto Maple Leafs affiliate. He had three assists in 12 games for the Marlies this season. He also contributed two goals, three assists and 68 penalty minutes in 33 games for Orlando, another Toronto affiliate.

The Steelheads, a Dallas Stars affiliate, face Wichita at 6:05 p.m. Saturday (1350 AM).

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