The Avalanche have recalled Toninato from AHL Colorado, Adrian Dater of BSN Denver reports. Toninato was added on emergency conditions with the news that Derick Brassard is under the weather. He's unlikely to draw in against the Flames on Wednesday, but he will be on hand should the need arise.
Toninato was demoted to AHL Colorado on Sunday, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports. The 24-year-old suited up in the last two games for the Avalanche, scoring his first career goal in his first NHL game this season. Toninato is likely on the short list of call-ups for when the parent club has a free roster spot.
Toninato's first shot of the season beat Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck as the Avalanche went on to win Thursday's game 4-1. Toninato had a modest two assists in 37 appearances last season, but he made the most of his season debut Thursday. The fifth-round pick from 2012 skated 7:33 in the contest, and will likely battle for fourth-line playing time with Sheldon Dries going forward.
The Avalanche recalled Toninato from AHL Colorado on Wednesday. Toninato has been decent in the minors this season, notching six goals and 15 points in 37 contests. The 24-year-old forward's first opportunity to make his season debut with the big club will arrive Thursday against the Jets.
Toninato was returned to AHL Colorado on Thursday, Ryan S. Clark of The Athletic reports. Considering Toninato has failed to appear in any games for the Avs this season, his demotion to the minors during the All-Star break shouldn't come as a surprise. The Duluth native will likely have to hold off a challenge from Tyson Jost for a spot on the 23-man roster throughout the season, and will more likely than not serve as a healthy scratch even when in the NHL.
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