The Colorado Avalanche have recalled forward Dominic Toninato and defensemen David Warsofsky and Andrei Mironov have been recalled from the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL.
Toninato started the season with the Rampage, recording 12 points (7g/5a) in 31 games. He has made 13 total appearances for the Avalanche this season, tallying one assist and four penalty minutes while playing a very strong defensive game. He was sent down last week in order to get into Friday night’s game in San Antonio.
Though it’s a tiny sample size, Toninato has done a better job than any other Avs forward at suppressing shot attempts.
Warsofsky’s call-up serves as his second recall to the Avalanche this season. The veteran defenseman made his season debut with the Avs in the loss to St. Louis last Thursday. The eighth-year pro has registered two goals and four assists in 40 NHL games between the Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils, and Colorado Avalanche.
Mironov has recorded nine points (1g/8a) in 22 games with San Antonio, while recording one goal and two assists in 10 games with Colorado.
These call-ups signal that the All-Star hasn’t necessarily helped the Avalanche get as healthy as they would have liked. With two defensemen coming back up, it’s likely that one, or both of Tyson Barrie and Mark Barberio won’t be ready to play this week.
The team starts their post-break schedule on Tuesday in Vancouver.