The Avalanche today recalled forward Ryan Stoa and defenseman Derek Peltier from Lake Erie. Brian Fahey - who has been a healthy scratch in every game since being recalled on November 26th - is headed back to Cleveland.
Stoa and Peltier were both among the last players cut in training camp this fall. We've seen Peltier before, of course, but have yet to see the former Golden Gopher Stoa in a regular season NHL game. Stoa is not exactly off to a blazing start in his pro career with 9 points in 25 games, but he does have 7 goals. It sounds like Milan Hejduk is doubtful for Sunday's game and we still haven't heard what kept Marek Svatos of the ice for the 2nd half of Friday night's game. With that in mind, it seems likely that Stoa will be in the lineup tomorrow against Calgary. I sure hope so, because I've run the above photo a couple of times now, and wouldn't mind a few more choices. Peltier, however, is likely just around as a 7th d-man.