Avs recall defenceman Ray Macias from Lake Erie of the AHL

DENVER – Defenceman Ray Macias is expected to make his NHL debut for the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night against Phoenix after being recalled from the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL.

A fourth-round selection in the 2005 draft, the 22-year-old Macias would become the ninth Colorado player to make his NHL debut this season, the most in Avalanche history.

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Macias scored 18 points in 36 games for the Monsters.

He also played in eight games for the Johnstown of the ECHL, recording a goal and five assists.