The Avalanche have acquired Rocco Grimaldi from the Panthers for Reto Berra.
Grimaldi, 23, spent the majority of the 2015-16 season with the Portland Pirates (AHL) where he registered 33 points (16G / 17A) in 52 games. During his time with the Panthers, he had three goals and two assists in 20 games. The 2011 second round pick (33rd overall) will challenge for a roster spot with the Avs’ this fall.
The Panthers will recall Rocco Grimaldi from Portland (AHL).
With Vincent Trocheck out for roughly the next weeks, Grimaldi has been recalled to likely finish the season with the Panthers. Grimaldi has one goal and one assist in 14 games with Florida and 33 points (16G / 17A) in 52 games with the Pirates.
The Panthers have recalled Rocco Grimaldi from Portland (AHL).
Grimaldi has one goal in 10 games with the Panthers this season. During his time in Portland, he has collected nine points (4G / 5A) in 13 games. He is expected to be in the lineup on Tuesday because Jaromir Jagr is out with an illness.
Grimaldi is expected to be a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Grimaldi has played in the last eight games, but will serve as a healthy scratch tonight after playing a season-low 9:07 TOI on Monday. Grimaldi registered just one goal and a minus-3 rating in those eight games. Expect him to be replaced by Garrett Wilson in tonight’s lineup.
The Panthers have assigned Rocco Grimaldi to Portland (AHL).
Grimaldi, who is on IR because of an ankle injury was sent to Portland likely because he is nearing a return to action. Grimaldi will probably get a back up to game speed at the AHL level before returning to the Panthers.
The Panthers have sent Rocco Grimaldi back to San Antonio (AHL).
Grimaldi, 21, did not record a point, but had 10 shots, two PIMs and a minus-1 rating in four games during his recall. The undersized forward played very well despite not registering a point. Expect Tomas Fleischmann to draw back in on Tuesday vs. the Sharks.