Kraken center Andrew Poturalski didn’t get a chance to play in his first recall of the season but he’ll get another opportunity to play with the big club as the team announced (Twitter link) that they’ve recalled him from AHL Coachella Valley.
The 29-year-old was brought up earlier this month for a week and a half but spent that time as Seattle’s reserve forward. He was sent back down to the Firebirds last week to get in some game action and suited up for his first contest in nearly two weeks on Saturday.
Poturalski is in his second year in the Kraken’s organization after signing with them as a free agent in the 2022 offseason. He has been quite productive at the AHL level throughout his career including a 101-point campaign in 2021-22 but it hasn’t yielded many opportunities as he has just four career NHL appearances under his belt where he has two assists.
For now, at least, Poturalski will likely resume the reserve role as Seattle has a dozen other healthy forwards on its active roster but should someone need a night off, he might get a chance to make his first NHL appearance since 2021.