It only took 74 games played by Clay Wilson to get the call but it finally happened after the Amerks win over the Hershey Bears. The dust was wiped off the Panthers duffel bag and off he goes to play with the Florida Panthers against the New York Rangers on Saturday night. Wilson is second in scoring on the Amerks with 16 goals and 46 assists. He was also recently named to the 2009-2010 AHL Second All-Star team. He was pretty happy after the game to finally got noticed and his teammates in the locker room congratulated him as well.
Mike Duco is joining him as well for his first call up since December. Duco has played in nine games this season for the Panthers and will likely be filling in for Victor Oreskovich who left the game on Thursday with a leg injury.
The Amerks will need to call up another defenseman for Saturdays game with Wilson called up and John de Gray questionable with an upper body injury. Scott Hotham probably barely unpacked his bags and may be on his way back up.