The New York Islanders have recalled three players from Bridgeport in the AHL, bringing up Michael Dal Colle and Anthony Beauvillier on emergency conditions, and Sebastian Aho under normal conditions.
While Beauvillier and Aho both have had stints with the Islanders previously, the most interesting name may be Dal Colle. Selected fifth overall in the 2014 draft, Dal Colle has yet to make it to the NHL during his professional career. Instead, he’s now played 114 games at the AHL level, scoring 60 points in the process.
Though there is no guarantee he gets into a game this time around, seeing him up with the NHL squad will be a welcome sight for many New York fans who have been waiting for his debut. Dal Colle is one of just two players from the first round of the 2014 draft yet to make an NHL appearance, and is well behind his contemporaries at the top of the draft.
The emergency recalls likely mean that Andrew Ladd and Josh Bailey, both of whom sat out recently with injuries, will not return when the Islanders take on the New York Rangers on Saturday night. Neither has been placed on injured reserve.