San Jose has called up forward Ryan Carpenter from the Barracuda.
Talk about a call-up based on merit. Carpenter leads the Barracuda in points with 18 in 20 games. Although just two are goals, Carpenter has been one of the best forwards for the Sharks minor league team. The 24 year old is in his second full season in the AHL, and looks to be breaking out. Although this call-up is mainly to have an extra body with Couture out a week or two, he should draw into the lineup at least once.