The Calgary Hitmen received an early Christmas present on Tuesday when the AHL's Charlotte Checkers reassigned Victor Rask to their club.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound centre was sent back to Calgary because the Checkers, the Carolina Hurricanes affiliate, thought it was the best option for his development. He was a healthy scratch three times. He did, however, make his presence known when in the lineup, scoring one goal and four assists in 10 games.
"We're just trying to do what we think is best for Victor," said Checkers head coach Jeff Daniels to Paul Branecky of gocheckers.com. "We want him to be able to get as much ice time as possible in all situations that he might not have gotten here. He needs to be playing at the end of games, taking key faceoffs and being in more of a leadership role."
For Rask, 19, being a healthy scratch and playing sparingly in the AHL could have been detrimental to his overall confidence. It is the safer bet to have him see major minutes in the WesternRead More »from Victor Rask’s return gives huge boost to the Calgary Hitmen