The Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that it has recalled forward T.J. Hensick from the team’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters.
Hensick is coming off a four-point effort at the 2008 AHL All-Star Game held Monday night in Binghamton, N.Y. The Lansing, Mich., native had two goals and two assists for the PlanetUSA squad, which lost 9-8 in a shootout to the Canadian All-Stars. Hensick’s four points led all players and he also registered a game-high seven shots.
Hensick has tallied 21 points (6g/15a) in 25 games with the Monsters this season. He was leading the team in scoring prior to his first recall by the Avalanche on Nov. 29.
Colorado’s third-round choice (88th overall) in the 2005 Entry Draft, the 22-year old has notched three points (1g/2a) in 19 games with the Avalanche.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Avalanche recalled forward Brad Richardson from Lake Erie.
Richardson has registered nine points (3g/6a) in his last eight games after being reassigned to Lake Erie on January 6. In his 14 games as a member of the Avalanche this season, he’s recorded three points (1g/2a). This marks his third recall of the season from Lake Erie.