Blueliner Tuzzolino recalled by Heat

The Abbotsford Heat recalled blueliner Nick Tuzzolino from the ECHL's Utah Grizzlies on Monday.

The Abbotsford Heat recalled blueliner Nick Tuzzolino from the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies on Monday.

Tuzzolino, a Buffalo, N.Y. native, has registered one goal and 12 assists in 18 games with the Grizzlies this season, and is tied for the team lead for points among defencemen.

He spent the latter portion of the 2011-12 campaign with the Heat, posting four points in 13 regular-season contests and also suiting up for seven playoff games.

Tuzzolino’s first opportunity to crack the Abbotsford lineup will come on Wednesday, as the Heat face the Chicago Wolves – the Vancouver Canucks’ AHL affiliate – on the road.