Kevin Cheveldayoff's decision to reinvigorate the Winnipeg Jets took another turn this morning as the team has recalled Carl Klingberg of the AHL's St. John's IceCaps.
Multiple news sources on Twitter have reported that the Swedish winger has been brought in after Evander Kane was placed on the retroactive injury reserve as of January 7, 2014 and Devin Setoguchi caught the flu bug. Interim head coach Paul Maurice has advised the team does not want to risk further injury or infection to Kane's injured hand and Klingberg's promotion certainly hammers home the notion that they are willing to take their time. Furthermore, it also hints that Kane's injury is more week-to-week than it is day-to-day.
Though Klingberg has only registered 18 points in 33 games ranking him eighth in IceCaps scoring on the season, it's refreshing to see earn his chance over a perennial fourth-liner like, oh, say John Albert. As this is likely Klingberg's final chance to audition for a future contract, fans should expect his very best should he be inserted into the line-up.
The Jets will next take to the ice tonight against the Calgary Flames. For more information on this game, be sure to check out our complete GameDay coverage.
UPDATE 7:26PM: It doesn't seem as though Klingberg will draw into the Jets' line-up tonight as Devin Setoguchi made the trip to Calgary and practiced earlier this afternoon.
FRIDAY UPDATE: Welp, so long Carl. You've been reassigned to St. John's. Seems we didn't need you after all. May the super psychedelic Chris Thorburn Experience continue.
Klingberg reassigned to St. John's— PATRICK WILLIAMS (@pwilliamsNHL) January 17, 2014
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