Jon Rheault (pronounced RO) appeared for one game in Reign training camp before injuries hit the Manchester Monarchs, the Kings’ AHL affiliate, and earned him a call-up. He netted one goal in seven games before being sent back down Tuesday. No word yet whether or not Rheault will be in uniform for the Reign’s contest tomorrow night in Utah.
Including yesterday’s trade that sent the rights to John Adams to Charlotte for Maxime Boisclair, the Reign have added two forwards in the last two days. (Adams also had been “stuck” in the AHL and hasn’t played for the Reign this season.)
So where does that leave Itan Chavira?
Reached by phone in Utah on Tuesday night, Chavira said he wasn’t sure.
“I don’t know yet. I seriously – (coach) Karl (Taylor) hasn’t said anything to me yet. I’ll find out tomorrow. I don’t know what to think.”
“I’m here now (in Utah). My time could be short here. This could be my last road trip. We’ll see. I know what’s going on, just trying to figure it out. Just trying to figure out a game plan – if I get dropped, I’ll have to come up with a game plan.”
The Upland resident, the only player to make the regular-season roster out of the open tryout, was effectively 20th on the Reign’s 20-man active roster. He was placed on 3-day IR to start the season and sat out every game before Saturday, when an injury to Jon Francisco allowed Chavira to make his pro debut in the Reign’s 2-0 loss to the Phoenix Roadrunners.