Missing a few bodies already and facing two more games on their road trip, the Calgary Flames called the farm team and called up the most logical candidate.
Scorch! No, not Scorch…
The Flames recalled training camp stand-out Josh Jooris this morning from the AHL’s Adirondack Flames. David Jones has been placed on the injured reserve (retroactive to October 9) to make room, and is eligible to be activated whenever. Coincidentally, Jooris doesn’t require waivers, so the Flames retain a lot of roster flexibility.
Jooris, 24, is a native of Burlington, Ontario. He signed with the Flames last summer after three seasons with Union College. He spent all of last year with the Abbotsford Heat, playing in 73 of the team’s 76 games and amassing 27 points, but also playing a strong two-way game. He was one of the last cuts from Calgary at camp. He’s got zero points in Adirondack’s two games thus far.
Jones, 30, missed a lot of time with injuries last season (he played just 48 games) and has gotta be frustrated with his inability to stay healthy. Brought into the fold by Jay Feaster as a guy who could play a physical style and had decent size, Jones has unfortunately been unable to stay in the line-up and unable to really showcase what has made him an effective NHL player in the past.
But one man’s misfortune in this business is also another’s opportunity.