By: Mallards Communications Staff
The Quad City Mallards have signed goaltender Justin Grant, the Mallards announced today.

Grant, 30, joins the Mallards for the third time this season and the second time this month.  The 6’ 0”, 185-pound Burlington, Iowa, native has played briefly in four games for the Mallards this year.  Grant also served as the Missouri Mavericks’ back-up in the Mavericks’ November 26 game against the Mallards.  Last season also saw Grant join the Mallards for three separate stints.

Grant arrives after netminder David Brown was recalled from the Mallards by the American Hockey League’s Abbotsford Heat yesterday.

Grant played in the All-American Hockey League with Evansville in 2008-09 and with Madison in 2009-10 after taking to the ice for Division III Northland College from 2003 to 2007. 
The Mallards will retire the number of Mallards great Steve Gibson and celebrate 15 seasons of Mallards hockey and all-time attendance reaching 3.5 million fans with Mallards Milestone Weekend this Friday and Saturday.

Mallards Milestone Weekend will kick off when the Mallards host the Wichita Thunder at 7:05 p.m. Friday night.  The first 2,000 fans through the doors for Friday’s tilt will receive free Mallards rally towels.  After that game, fans will be able to join Mallards alumni on the ice for a post-game skate. 

Gibson’s number 55 will be raised to the rafters prior to the Mallards’ 7:05 p.m. match-up with the Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees Saturday evening.  A special autograph session featuring Mallard alumni will be held before that game in the i wireless Center lobby from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.  In addition, fans attending Saturday night’s contest are encouraged to join in a “Green Out for Gibby” by wearing green to that game.

Single game tickets for all three remaining Mallards regular season home contests- including this weekend’s games- are available.  Fans can contact the Mallards at (309) 277-1364 or for more information about tickets. 

Single game tickets are also available at the i wireless Center box office, at Ticketmaster outlets, through or through Ticketmaster charge-by-phone toll free.  The box office is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and on game days from 10:00 a.m. until the start of the second period.  Individual game tickets are available for $13 in the upper level and $18 in the lower level and $25 for the first row along the glass for adults.  Tickets for kids 12 and under are available for $5 off adult rates.  In addition, tickets are available to military personnel for $2 off the regular adult rate.

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