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Avalanche Recall Charles Hudon In Wake of Lehkonen Injury

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Charles Hudon has been recalled to the Colorado Avalanche from the AHL Eagles. This is a strong indication there is an injury to Artturi Lehkonen. Lehkonen was slammed to the ice by Charlie McAvoy in the first period after a whistle had blown the play dead. Lehkonen did not return due to an upper body injury, and there was no official update from the team today.

Hudon signed as a free agent with the Avalanche on July 13, 2022. He signed a two-way, one-year contract, but has spent the whole year in Loveland. He has played 20 games with the Eagles gaining eight goals and eight assists. With the injury issues that the Avalanche have been having, he has been playing first-line minutes for the Eagles. If he plays Monday against Philadelphia, this will be Hudon’s Avalanche debut. He played in most of the preseason for the Avalanche before being sent down to the AHL. Hudon has 125 games of NHL experience, all with the Montreal Canadiens, where he was teammates with Lehkonen.

He plays a very similar game to Lehkonen, although Hudon weighs about twenty more pounds. Both shoot with their left hand and forecheck hard. You can expect an endless forecheck from Hudon and some heavy hitting to go along with it. He can play on both wings and has snappy wrist shot from the slot. I have been looking forward to this callup for some time now and can not wait to see him in action with the Avalanche. I would expect to see him in the third or fourth-line.

Brennan is an aspiring sports writer just getting started in the industry. He is also an intern writer for Full Press Coverage. Brennan has lived in Colorado his whole life and is a graduate in History at Colorado State University. He loves rock and metal music, especially the band Papa Roach.

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ricoflashback

Some added beef to the lineup will be appreciated. And please – – send Blidh to Siberia, never, ever to play for the Avs again. A total waste of a roster spot.

Last edited 1 month ago by ricoflashback
Bob Neal

Not sure much beef is added going from a 170lb to a 190lb player. At least Lehk doesn’t appear to be out for very long. I agree with your other comment though.

Glendon Gulliver

I would like to see the following lines tonight:

Newhook-MacKinnon-Rantanen
Cogliano-Compher-O’Connor
Hudon-Galchenyuk-Foudy
Hunt-Megna-Kaut

I believe Newhook plays better as a winger, than center. This would be his chance to show what he can do. Maybe Hudon and Galchenyuk can bring back some of their past when they played together in Montreal. In 2017-2018 Hudon scored 30 points and Galchenyuk scored 51 points. Foudy can play with a bit less pressure than being put on the 1st line. That line may even be the 2PP.

Dan Parker

here is something that i havent seen talked about. when we get healthy (geez it seems like we will never be completely healthy this year) and we have to send the entire Eagles team back to Loveland, the only one that is waivers exempt is Foudy according to capfriendly. So when we send them back they are all going to have to go through waivers and can be claimed by other teams.

Doug

Good point Dan. Haven’t most cleared in the past?

Dan Parker

they all had to clear when being sent to Loveland after being cut from training camp. but at that time most teams are ALL trying to sneak guys through waivers so not many guys are getting claimed. But if it has been longer than 30 days since you’ve cleared waivers, you must go through them again. so all these guys will hafta clear waivers if we try to send them back down: Kaut Hunt Megna Blihd (he have have cleared within the last 30 days) Galchenyuk Hudon and Englund full discloure some of these guys are on “emergency loan” and… Read more »

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