Mikael Granlund went from being reassigned to Houston on Monday night to being brought back on emergency recall Tuesday because forward Mike Rupp was banged up. He will be in tonight's lineup.
“We got lucky,” GM Chuck Fletcher said. “It was too late to get him a flight Monday night [from Calgary] and we found out about Rupp before [Granlund’s] flight [Tuesday].”
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