With T.J. Galiardi and David Van der Gulik placed on the IR today, the Avalanche have made a couple of moves to bolster their lineup. One was the trade for Ryan O'Byrne earlier today. Also today, the Avalanche recalled forward Greg Mauldin from the Lake Erie Monsters.
Mauldin is a 28-year-old forward from Holliston, Mass. (No BU on his resume - he attended UMass-Amherst). Mauldin was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 7th round of the 2002 Entry Draft (199th overall). To date, he's played in 7 NHL games (no points) - 6 with the Blue Jackets and 1 with the New York Islanders. His call-up isn't a complete surprise, as he's currently leading the Monsters in scoring with 12 points in 14 games. Mauldin will wear #20 for the Avalanche. That's the number O'Byrne was wearing in Montreal this year; O'Byrne will wear #3 with the Avs.