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Amerks forward JJ Peterka returns to practice

Rochester Americans forward JJ Peterka returned to practice Tuesday morning at the Blue Cross Arena. However, he was in a red non-contact jersey.

Peterka, 20, entered the AHL’s COVID protocol on January 10.

Head Coach Seth Appert said after practice that Peterka will be assessed by the Amerks head athletic trainer to see how close he is to being back in the lineup.

Peterka has recored 26 points (6 goals, 20 assists) in 27 games with the Amerks this season. He also made his NHL debut with the Sabres in December and appeared in two games before being sent back to Rochester.

The Amerks host the Crunch Wednesday night. The puck will drop at 7 p.m.