Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Henderson's AHL Stay Short Lived

Well it was fun while it lasted for Wisconsin career third stringer Jeff Henderson. As we noted on Sunday, Henderson was added to the roster of the Minnesota Wild's AHL affiliate the Houston Aeros. Monday morning, Henderson was released by the Aeros.

Like we mentioned, Houston was in a position of emergency when the Wild called up goaltender Anton Khudobin late on Sunday because thier starting goalie, Niklas Backstrom was banged up and wasn't sure if he could suit up on Sunday night against the Oilers. With Houston assistant coach Troy Ward's familiarity with the Badger program, all it took was a phone call to get Henderson to drive to Rockford, IL on short notice to be an emergency backup for the Aeros Sunday night.

Regardless, it's some nice publicity for Henderson. Now he can tell his kids some day that he played at the highest level of minor league hockey. Not bad for a guy who never even touched the ice at the college level.