A week after the Canucks recalled Jayson Megna from the Utica Comets, they’ve sent the utility forward back down to join their AHL farm club.
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) November 5, 2017
Megna, 27-years-old, played in just one game for the Canucks during his week with the team, suiting up in Monday night’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars. Megna was held off the scoresheet in 4:18 of ice-time and broke even by the on-ice shot attempt clock.
In four games with the Comets this season, Megna has but one assist and is a -4. The Comets just finished a back-to-back set of games against the Binghamton Devils and Rochester Americans this weekend. Their next game is this Wednesday against the Charlotte Checkers. Unless the unfolding, complicated situation with the Comets and the veteran maximum forces Megna to the press box, it’s reasonable to expect that he will play in that game.
The move comes as Brendan Gaunce is set to re-join the Canucks following season-ending shoulder from the end of last year’s campaign. The Canucks also expect to have Alexander Edler join them on their upcoming road trip, and Loui Eriksson can’t be that far behind.