The Avalanche have brought up a pair of players in advance of tonight’s game against Arizona as the team announced (Twitter link) that winger Charles Hudon and goaltender Jonas Johansson have been recalled from AHL Colorado. The Avs had two open roster spots so no corresponding roster moves needed to be made to make these recalls.
Hudon is in his first season with the Avalanche and has gotten into seven games with the big club this season while on emergency recall. He was held off the scoresheet in each of those but did log nearly 12 minutes per contest. The 28-year-old has been productive with the Eagles this season with ten goals and eight assists in 22 games.
As for Johansson, he’s covering for Pavel Francouz with Peter Baugh of The Athletic relaying (Twitter link) that Francouz is dealing with a lower-body injury. Johansson, who has twice been claimed off waivers already this season, has yet to see any NHL action in 2022-23 but has done well in the minors, posting a 2.15 GAA with a .929 SV% in 15 contests.