Montreal forward Devante Smith-Pelly will miss tonight’s tilt against the Isles with a lower-body injury, which has paved the way for an interesting recall.
Bud Holloway, the 27-year-old former Kings draftee that signed with the Habs this summer, has been brought up from AHL St. John’s.
Holloway’s had an interesting career, to say the least.
A third-round pick in ’06, he spent all of his time with L.A. in the minors, appearing in nearly 200 games with Manchester over a three-year span.
Always a capable scorer, Holloway jumped the pond in 2011 and signed in Sweden. There, he emerged as a star — in his first year, he set a record for most points in a SHL postseason (23 in 19 games) and, in his second, became just the second player in league history to score eclipse the 70-point plateau.
In ’14-15, Holloway signed in Switzerland and continued to be a productive scorer, with 37 points in 42 games for SC Bern.
This year he’s been on fire for the IceCaps, scoring 20 points in 18 games, tied for the AHL lead in assists (with 15).
Should Holloway dress tonight, he’ll be making his NHL debut.