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Avs recall ’10 first-rounder Hishon, could make NHL debut in Game 4

Apr 22, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

Curious development out of the Colorado camp today — the Avs recalled Joey Hishon, the 17th overall pick at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, up from AHL Lake Erie and floated the possibility of him making his NHL debut in Game 4 against Minnesota.

Hishon, a former OHL scoring sensation that scored 255 points in 214 games for Owen Sound, was taken ahead of the likes of Nick Bjugstad, Beau Bennett and Riley Sheahan at the ’10 draft, but had his career derailed during the 2011 Memorial Cup after suffering a severe concussion. He missed the entire 2011-12 season with post-concussion syndrome and took a long time getting back onto the ice, making his return with Lake Erie in March of 2013.

A second concussion suffered a month later threw a scare into both Hishon and the Avs organization, but he recovered in time to play 50 games for the Monsters this year, scoring 10 goals and 24 points.

Should he draw in for Game 4, Hishon would be making his big-league debut in a pressure-filled situation. The Avs have now gone 90-plus minutes without scoring on Minnesota goalie Darcy Kuemper and will be without offensive defenseman Tyson Barrie for the remainder of the series — he’ll be replaced by Ryan Wilson, Colorado announced on Tuesday.

  1. ibieiniid - Apr 22, 2014 at 2:36 PM

    Playoff hockey. That should get him in shape for his rookie season just fine lol

  2. avfanforlife - Apr 22, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    We are short on D, Why call up a center? Am I missing something? Is there a forward that needs replacing?

    • jernster21 - Apr 22, 2014 at 3:59 PM

      Wilson/Elliott/Sarich have all been scratched so they have D guys, the only exception may be Sarich – he’s had a bad back lately. The call up of Hishon is surprising but Roy has surprised everyone all year in the moves he makes or doesn’t make. We’re missing two centers (Mitchell/Duchene) so in that sense, it isn’t that surprising. Instead of double shifting MacKinnon, O’Reilly or Stastny on the occasional 3rd or 4th line that he calls up another skill guy to play 3rd line center with Talbot and McLeod (or even wing, Talbot can play center). Either way, it just adds more depth to the lineup that quite honestly we are lacking without Duchene and Mitchell despite favorable results overall.

      • avfanforlife - Apr 22, 2014 at 4:06 PM

        Nice to see #9 skating againg… He look really good in the footage they showed on TV. I bet that if (and I mean IF) the Wild make it to a game 7, we could see Matt play. Go AV’s!!!

      • avfanforlife - Apr 22, 2014 at 4:06 PM

        Nice to see #9 skating again… He look really good in the footage they showed on TV. I bet that if (and I mean IF) the Wild make it to a game 7, we could see Matt play. Go AV’s!!!

      • mp1131211 - Apr 22, 2014 at 7:23 PM

        You mean IF the Avs make it to a game 7. IF.

      • spoon9z - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:10 PM

        they could use him to replace PA up front…he can’t be worse defensively or offensively for that matter.

    • avscup - Apr 23, 2014 at 12:57 PM

      I thinks you’ll be seeing Ryan Wilson come out of the dog house! I think he will do well against Mn. He brings some toughness.

  3. hardkor07mn - Apr 22, 2014 at 3:51 PM

    All of them after last game!
    Settle down Avsfan. Just jerking your chain. Someone from MN had to say it.

    • avfanforlife - Apr 22, 2014 at 4:02 PM

      No worries Hardkor – That was kind of funny actually…
      and with that in mind…. How will the Wild replace Cooke? Bertuzzi isn’t available right now.

  4. zraskovich - Apr 22, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Bertuzzi…hilarious comment! We can’t replace Cooke, sadly. His line was dynamite last night.

    • spoon9z - Apr 22, 2014 at 10:12 PM

      just put trash in his place, bc that’s all Cooke is. not irreplaceable in any way…unless you value dirtbags and want them to take out players much more important than he ever was or will be

  5. hardkor07mn - Apr 22, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    I’m not sure u can replace Cooke. He’s a spark plug out there. With that being said I think the Wild will move Nino to Cookes spot and unfortunately will have to bring Brodziak back into the line up. Trust me that bodes well for you guys. Brodziak is terrible.

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