Just in to the CHN news bureau: Jacob MacDonald has been recalled by the Avalanche from the Colorado Eagles. He will join the team in Ottawa, where the Avs play the Senators tomorrow.
MacDonald did a lot of good things in his previous stint with the Avs, much of which was spent as a forward. MacDonald’s call-up is an obvious sign that Bo Byram may be on the shelf for an extended stay again, as the rookie did not play in Thursday’s game in Montreal because of a “head-related” injury.
In 12 games for the Eagles, MacDonald had one goal and seven points, with 19 penalty minutes.
With Ryan Murray also out to injury, I expect we might MacDonald play some at defense, although he might interchange some with Kurtis MacDermid as both a blueliner and a forward. MacDermid played on defense last night.
The Avs did not practice today, nor did they have any media availability. So, there are no new updates on either Byram or goalie Darcy Kuemper, who is out with an upper-body injury.