Come on, you knew it was only a matter of time.
Chad Painchaud couldn’t play that well and stay in the ECHL.
So, Painchaud has been called up to the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League (AHL). In a separate transaction, goaltender Adam Morrison has been recalled to the team’s AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins.
Adam Morrison has been recalled to Providence because he’s having surgery. He is likely out for the season.
Also Igor Gonalsky is expected to play against Orlando this weekend.
How many times have I said it, the really good teams in the ECHL find ways to win when they don’t have their best players on the ice.
Panichaud (Norfolk), Chris Langkow (Bridgeport) and Jordan Owens (Hamilton) are in the AHL and team captain Kevin Quick is out another two months with a broken leg.
It doesn’t matter who you’ve got in the lineup in December.
It only matters who’s out there in April.
The Stingrays get all their players back and they’re OK.
Painchaud, 27, leads the Stingrays and is third overall in the ECHL with 24 points (9 goals, 15 assists) in 19 games this season. The Mississauga, Ontario, native stands fourth in the league in assists, fifth in power-play points (9) and first with 72 shots on goal. Currently in his eighth professional season, Painchaud has 300 points (127 goals, 173 assists) in 322 ECHL contests with Gwinnett, Bakersfield, Victoria, Reading, Chicago and South Carolina and saw 40 games of AHL action with the Chicago Wolves, Iowa Chops and Manitoba Moose picking up nine points (4 goals, 5 assists). Last season he guided the Wichita Thunder of the Central Hockey League to the Ray Miron Presidents’ Cup Finals with 20 goals and 36 assists for 56 points in 40 regular-season contests and 13 points (4 goals, 9 assists) in 15 playoff games before falling to Allen in Game 7.
Morrision, 22, posted a 2-0-0 record in two games with the Stingrays this season with a 3.36 goals-against average and .883 save percentage. Early last season, the White Rock, British Columbia, product battled in 10 games with the Stingrays going 1-6-2 with a 4.07 goals-against average and .877 save percentage. Morrison also dressed in 14 games with the Utah Grizzlies (ECHL) acquiring a 6-6-2 standing with a 3.46 goals-against average and .903 save percentage.