Earlier today, the Colorado Avalanche announced that forward Dominic Toninato has been recalled from the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL.
This is Toninato’s second call-up to the NHL this season. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound forward began the 2017-18 season with the Rampage, tallying 12 points (7g/5a) in 30 games.
Toninato is a former Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick that signed with the Avs in the summer as an NCAA free agent. He made his NHL debut on Nov. 18 at the Nashville Predators and recorded his first NHL point, an assist, on Nov. 19 at the Detroit Red Wings.
There is no guarantee that Toninato finds his way into the lineup. The 23-year old center was recalled as insurance while a few of the Avalanche forwards battle through nagging injuries. Tyson Jost took a shot off the foot in Monday’s win against the Anaheim Ducks and he did not practice today.
Toninato callup is for precautionary reasons; Jost may miss some time with injury #Avs— Mike Chambers (@MikeChambers) January 16, 2018
While Jost might miss some time, it looks like J.T. Compher might be ready for game action soon. Compher took place in full contact drills at practice today and might be ready to take Jost’s place in the lineup when the Avs host the San Jose Sharks on Thursday.