It a not at all surprising move the Arizona Coyotes have recalled defenseman Aaron Ness from the Tucson Roadrunners.
The Coyotes are recalling D-man Aaron Ness from Tucson to take injured D-man Jordan Oesterle's roster spot. Ness signed a two-year, two-way deal with the Coyotes on July 1. He impressed the staff in the preseason. He led all AHL D-men w/55 points (5 Gs) last season in Hershey.— Craig Morgan (@craigsmorgan) October 19, 2019
Less than a minute into the game against the Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jordan Oesterle took a puck to the head, causing him to miss the rest of the game. While there is no apparent timeline for his return, Oesterle was reportedly still experiencing headaches and is in the concussion protocol.
Ness signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Arizona Coyotes this past season as a free agent. In four games with the Roadrunners this season he is 0-1-1.
Originally drafted by the New York Islanders, Ness has spent the past four seasons with the Washington Capitals organization, mostly playing with the Hersey Bears. He has played 47 games in the NHL and in that time he has a goal and five assists.
How long Ness will stay with the Coyotes will likely depend on the recovery time of Oesterle. With the possibility of a concussion, it is best not to rush Oesterle, and the team hopefully won’t risk rushing him.