[UPDATE] Ryan Poehling was recalled on Friday evening by the Canadiens meaning he’s likely to play on Saturday night. While Paul Byron practiced, he likely wasn’t ready to play and the Canadiens will avoid having Poehling play in Laval on Friday.
Les Canadiens ont procédé aujourd’hui au rappel de l’attaquant Ryan Poehling du Rocket de Laval.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) December 13, 2019
The Canadiens have recalled forward Ryan Poehling from the AHL’s Laval Rocket.#GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/1D06uShGvT
Original article below.
After playing on Wednesday night, the Montreal Canadiens have returned Ryan Poehling to the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League.
Les Canadiens ont cédé l’attaquant Ryan Poehling au Rocket de Laval dans la Ligue américaine.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) December 12, 2019
The Canadiens have reassigned Ryan Poehling to the AHL’s Laval Rocket. #GoHabsGo
Poehling had his best game of the season, playing over nine minutes and getting lots of scoring chances and was otherwise noticeable. The move to send him back likely means that the Canadiens got some good news on the injury front, either from Matthew Peca who underwent an MRI after leaving Tuesday’s game, or Paul Byron.
There is no reason for the Canadiens to send Poehling down as he is exempt from waivers and days on the roster is not an issue. The Canadiens have the day off on Thursday before their next game Saturday at the Bell Centre when they host the Detroit Red Wings.
Poehling will likely be available for this weekend’s games as the Rocket face off against the Rochester Americans on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.