Colorado Avalanche recall forward Matt Hendricks from American Hockey League

DENVER – The Colorado Avalanche have recalled forward Matt Hendricks from Lake Erie of the American Hockey League.

The 27-year-old Hendricks is Lake Erie’s fourth-leading scorer with 23 points despite playing in fewer than half of the club’s 66 games. He missed 12 weeks after breaking his foot while blocking a shot on Oct. 25 at Peoria.

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The Blaine, Minn., native has 10 points in his last eight games, including seven goals in his last seven.

Hendricks was acquired by the Avs from Boston on June 24.