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The Knoxville Ice Bears have signed defenseman Charlie Granath and forward Anthony Flaherty to standard player contracts, coach Jeff Carr confirmed Friday.

Granath played three seasons for the Ice Bears from 2017-20 and has also appeared in 21 games in the ECHL. Flaherty played 34 games for Knoxville during the 2017-18 season.

In addition, goalie Evan Moyse has been loaned to the Cincinnati Cyclones in the ECHL and forward Thomas Crabtree was placed on waivers.

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