The move comes after Dylan Guenther was recalled back to the Coyotes roster, following the conclusion of the World Junior Championships. With Carcone sent down, the Coyotes now have an open spot on their roster in advance of tomorrow’s contest against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The move is one of major significance for the Roadrunners, as they get the AHL’s leading scorer back on their roster. The Coyotes called Carcone up to their active roster on December 27th, and he got into a total of six games for the team. In that six-game stretch, Carcone played over 13 minutes per game and managed to pot two goals.
The 26-year-old undrafted forward hasn’t been able to find sustained success at the NHL level just yet, but he’s been elite at the level below. In 27 AHL games this season, Carcone has scored 16 goals and 42 points. His numbers were strong last year as well, when he scored 41 points in 48 games, a performance that earned him a total of 21 games in the NHL.
The Roadrunners currently sit in the middle of the pack of the AHL’s Pacific division, so adding Carcone back to their roster will do wonders as they attempt to climb their league’s standings.