James Martin (right) has been recalled by the Abbotsford Heat.

James Martin (right) has been recalled by the Abbotsford Heat.

Heat recall Martin from ECHL, reassign Tuzzolino, Howse

The Abbotsford Heat have recalled defenceman James Martin from the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies.

  • Mar. 13, 2013 12:00 p.m.

The Abbotsford Heat have recalled defenceman James Martin from the ECHL’s Utah Grizzlies, and sent blueliner Nick Tuzzolino and forward Ryan Howse to Utah.

Martin, a second-year pro, has spent the bulk of the season with the Grizzlies, recording three goals, 10 assists and 13 points in 44 games. He played 28 games with the Heat in 2011-12.

Howse posted one assist and six penalty minutes in 16 games with the Heat this season, while Tuzzolino had one goal and 11 penalty minutes in 14 games.