With Colorado’s AHL team falling 5-1 to San Jose in Wednesday’s play-in game, the Avalanche have made their end-of-season recalls to join their ’Black Aces’. Per CapFriendly, the following players have been brought up from the Eagles:
Goalies: Justus Annunen, Adam Werner
Defensemen: Kyle Burroughs, Keaton Middleton
Forwards: Martin Kaut, Sampo Ranta, Miikka Salomaki, T.J. Tynan
The majority of these players likely won’t see any action for the Avs during the postseason barring a rash of injuries but will continue to skate to stay in playing shape unless they’re called upon. Three of the eight – Burroughs, Middleton, and Kaut – saw NHL action this season with Burroughs being the only one to record a point, notching an assist in five games. Among the others, Annunen and Ranta are two of their better prospects but are highly unlikely to suit up and are just up for the experience.
Tynan was one of the top scorers in the AHL this season, averaging an assist per game while picking up eight goals in 27 contests. Among players who played in at least 20 games this season, his 1.30 points per game average was the best in the league. Salomaki has the most NHL experience among the group with 167 appearances spread across six seasons with Nashville but hasn’t yet had an opportunity to suit up for Colorado.
It’s always good to call up the “right” players. Hehe. :p
Was gonna say “right” or eight? Usually don’t mind a grammatical error, but when in title and like this?
Could’ve been worse:
“Colorado recalls tight players”.
@Reuven – Pucker up, Buttercup! :)
Hold up, 2+2+4 isn’t 8 anymore?
dave frost nhlpa
Did Orval and Wilbur get called up?
Did they fly or drive?
Write Right Wright
@Dave – That’s Dunn-Rite! ;)