The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that it has recalled forward Cody McCormick from the Lake Erie Monsters, the team’s American Hockey League affiliate. He will join the club in Calgary for tonight’s game against the Flames (7:30 p.m. MST). In addition, defenseman Karlis Skrastins was activated and will be available to play.
McCormick, 24, began the season with Lake Erie and has tallied six points (2g/4a) and 16 penalty minutes in 13 games played with the Monsters. The 6-3, 215-pound forward was drafted by the Avalanche in the fifth round of the 2001 Entry Draft and has appeared in 95 NHL games with Colorado.
Skrastins is returning after missing 12 games with a shoulder injury suffered in Chicago on October 19.
In a related move, the Avalanche reassigned defenseman Jeff Jillson to Lake Erie (AHL). Jillson, who began the year with Lake Erie, was recalled on October 27 but did not dress for the Avalanche.