Macias the latest Monster to get the call

lem-head_200.jpgThe Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club announced today that the team has recalled defenseman Ray Macias from the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League.

Macias is expected to make his NHL debut on Wednesday night against the Phoenix Coyotes at Pepsi Center.

Macias, 22, has tallied 18 points (3g, 15a) with a +6 plus/minus rating in 36 games for the Monsters this season. Macias was Colorado’s sixth selection (fourth round, 124th overall) in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

Macias will become the ninth Colorado player to make his NHL debut this year, following Mike Vernace, Derek Peltier, Wes O’Neill, Chris Durno, Philippe Dupuis, Matt Hendricks, T.J. Galiardi and Chris Stewart.