The Colorado Avalanche have called up forward Joey Hishon from the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL.
The 22 year old from Stratford was Colorado's first-round pick (17th overall) in the 2010 NHL draft but sustained a concussion in the first game of the 2011 Memorial Cup while playing for the Owen Sound Attack.
As you might recall, the elbow to Hishon's head, by Kootenay Ice defenceman Brayden McNabb, resulted in just a one game suspension.
Hishon took a long time to recover and finally played more than a handful of games this year -- with 10 goals and 14 assists in 50 games with the Lake Erie Monsters in the AHL.
Avalanche Head Coach Patrick Roy is expected to evaluate Hishon during practice Wednesday before making a decision on if he will play in their first round series with Minnesota.
If inserted into the Avs line-up, Hishon would likely see time on Colorado's power play unit.