Earlier this month, the Jets recalled Dominic Toninato from AHL Manitoba under emergency conditions and then converted him to a regular recall one day later. His time with Winnipeg is up at least for now as the team announced (Twitter link) that the center has been sent back down to the Moose.
The 29-year-old has played in five games with the Moose this season and has been productive in those contests, collecting four points. Toninato produced at a similar rate in Manitoba last year with 19 goals and 16 helpers in 50 contests, helping him earn a two-year contract this offseason which featured a $400K guaranteed salary in each one.
Toninato is in his fourth season with Winnipeg, suiting up in 84 games for them. He also had stints with Colorado and Florida; all told, he has played in 169 NHL contests, collecting 12 goals and 18 assists.
The veteran has been up for two fairly long stretches with the Jets without seeing any NHL action. Between being up for 19 days on his October recall and eight more (on regular recall) this time around, Toninato was getting close to the 30-day threshold which would have necessitated him being placed on waivers to go back down. That clock is now on hold again, at least for the time being.