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Avalanche Recalls Cumiskey

by Staff Writer / Colorado Avalanche
The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that it has recalled defenseman Kyle Cumiskey from Lake Erie of the American Hockey League. Cumiskey will play in tonight’s game against the Minnesota Wild at Pepsi Center (7:00 p.m.)

Cumiskey, 21, has skated in all 10 games for the Lake Erie Monsters this season, recording three points (0g/3a). The Abbotsford, B.C., native has played in 47 NHL games over the past two seasons, tallying a goal and six assists. He was the Avalanche’s ninth selection (seventh round, 222nd overall) in the 2005 Entry Draft.

In order to accommodate the 23-man roster limit, the Avalanche has loaned forward David Jones to Lake Erie. In related news, defensemen Scott Hannan (flu-like symptoms) and Daniel Tjarnqvist (foot) are unavailable for tonight’s game.

The Avalanche announced earlier today that forward T.J. Hensick has been recalled from Lake Erie. He will be available for tonight’s game against the Minnesota Wild.

It’s Hensick’s first call-up of the season from Lake Erie where he leads the Monsters in scoring (6g/7a) and is tied for fifth among all AHL scorers. His three power play goals lead the Monsters.

Hensick was drafted by the Avalanche in the third round (88th overall) of the 2005 Entry Draft. He appeared in 31 games for the Avalanche last season, tallying 11 points (6g/5a) in his rookie campaign.

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