According to Ryan Kennedy of The Hockey News, the Coyotes have recalled Christian Dvorak prior to tonight’s game versus the Predators. Dvorak, expected to make an impact this year as a rookie was sent down on Monday after just seven games. He’ll replace the injured Martin Hanzal in the lineup.
After a junior career that saw Dvorak score over 100 points in two straight seasons (including 121 last year to come second in league scoring), the London Knight center hoped to make an immediate impact with the NHL club this season. With three points in seven games, he was at least contributing in the offensive end, however his defensive game still needs work.
With Hanzal day-to-day with a lower body injury, he’ll get another chance. Dvorak was a second round selection in 2014, and is among the young group of forwards the Coyotes are looking to build around.