Van der Gulik has scored six goals in 14 games with the Monsters this season, and registered 14 penalty minutes. He has played in a total 40 games for the Avalanche since joining the organization in 2010, registering 11 points (two goals and nine assists).
The promotion comes after a loss to the Calgary Flames Monday that saw both Ryan O’Reilly and Nathan MacKinnon need X-rays following its’ conclusion. Neither practiced on Tuesday. MacKinnon is probable for Wednesday’s contest against the Ottawa Senators; while O’Reilly is considered day-to-day.
Also on injured reserve is forward Alex Tanguay. The 34-year-old Tanguay has not played since injuring his knee on Nov. 2. It was feared that he may need season-ending surgery on his hip (which he hurt whilst rehabbing his knee); but he began skating on Monday and reports seem encouraging.