HARTFORD, March 10, 2011:  Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the team has returned forward Oren Eizenman on loan to the Elmira Jackals of the ECHL.

CT WhaleObtained November 24 by the Whale in an AHL trade with the Syracuse Crunch in exchange for future considerations, Eizenman has skated in 33 games for Connecticut this season, scoring four goals and adding two assists for six points, while serving six minutes in penalties.  In 13 ECHL games with the Jackals, the fourth-year pro has totaled five goals and 13 assists for 18 points, along with six PIM.

The Whale are back in action tomorrow night, Friday, March 11, hosting the two-time defending Calder Cup-champion Hershey Bears at the XL Center on Guida’s Family Value Night.  Faceoff is 7:00, and Family Value packages start as low as $48 and include three tickets, three hot dogs or pizza slices, three sodas and a Whale souvenir. Guida’s Family Value Night packs are available at the XL Center box office and on-line at www.ctwhale.com.

Tickets for all 2010-11 Whale home games are available now at the XL Center box office, through Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-745-3000 and on-line at www.ctwhale.com.  Tickets start at $7 each at the XL Center ticket office on game day.

For information on Whale ticket packages, group sales and VIP packages, call (860) 728-3366.