Palushaj hasn't been having the season he hoped for, coming off a point per game AHL season last year with a nice taste of NHL action, he hasn't even been able to score a half point per game. That said, he's been the second highest scorer on the Bulldogs, and their leading goal scorer.
A practice injury has Palushaj out for an estimated 4-6 weeks, which is a huge blow to the already struggling to score Bulldogs.
Fortier has been playing for the Orlando Solar Bears in the ECHL this year and has 9 goals and 10 assists in 23 games. The 23 year old Quebec City native had been a solid AHL contributor for two years before this one, and he'll be looking to stick at that level this time.