It has happened! After being sent down to the Bakersfield Condors at the beginning of November, Kailer Yamamoto has finally been recalled.
This happy news comes with some sad news, as Alex Chiasson has just been placed on the Injury Reserve and Valentin Zykov got placed on waivers this morning. We all knew Kailer was going to get recalled at some point this season but is now the right time? Obviously, we need him to address our injury concerns, but is it too early in terms of his development? When he first got sent down, I expected to see both Puljujarvi and Yamamoto in the AHL until January. Puljujarvi obviously got the call-up fairly quickly, but this is around the timing when I expected Yamamoto to come back to us.
— Mike Griffith (@MikeGriffith54) December 28, 2018
Kailer Yamamoto currently has four goals and four assists in 11 eleven games with the Condors. His coaching staff has praised him during his time with the team and It should be safe to say he’s gained some confidence in the AHL. Is Yamamoto going to be the answer we need to end our losing drought? Likely not, but I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do. With Chiasson out, I’m guessing Yamamoto will replace him in the top six, however we’ll have to wait and see.
What do you guys think of the Yamamoto call-up. Is it too soon? Let me know in the comments.
Kailer Yamamoto’s Career Stats