The Montreal Canadiens have recalled forward Joël Teasdale and defender Frederic Allard from the Laval Rocket on Tuesday. Both recalls are emergency recalls.
The recalls are necessary after the team sent down Rafaël Harvey-Pinard, Jesse Ylönen, Cayden Primeau, and Corey Schueneman a few days ago. With Jordan Harris and Kirby Dach still out, the Canadiens only had five defenders and 11 forwards.
The fact that Primeau was not recalled likely means that Jake Allen is ready to go at least as a backup on Wednesday night, although there may be another move prior to the game.
It will be Teasdale’s first NHL recall, and an absolutely deserving one. The 24-year-old has had his best professional season with the Rocket, scoring 23 goals and adding 15 assists in 57 games. He was signed as undrafted free agent.
Allard was acquired prior to the trade deadline from the Los Angeles Kings in return for forward Nate Schnarr. He played one game for the Canadiens prior to being sent down, replacing the injured Kaiden Guhle on the team’s west coast trip.
The 25-year-old has only played five games for the Rocket as the team’s depth on defence has forced a revolving door.