SAN JOSE -- The Sharks plan to recall forward Eriah Hayes from their AHL affiliate in Worcester, a source confirmed to CSNCalifornia.com on Friday.
Hayes will join the team in Colorado as soon as possible, but could have trouble due to severe weather on the East Coast and in the Boston area. The Sharks play the Avalanche on Saturday afternoon (12 p.m. PST).
Hayes, 25, has eight points (5g, 3a) and 25 penalty minutes in 29 games with Worcester (AHL) this season. The six-foot-four, 210-pound right wing was signed by the Sharks as a free agent on April 5, 2013, and had four points in seven games with Worcester late last season.
A native of La Crescent, MN, Hayes spent four years Minnesota State (Mankato), leading the team in goals (20) and finishing second in scoring with 36 points in his senior season of 2012-13, in which he served as captain.
The Sharks will be without forwards Tyler Kennedy (flu) and Tommy Wingels (upper body) against the Avalanche. Mike Brown, who was hit by a pair of shots late in Thursday’s game against Edmonton, did not practice on Friday.
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