TAMPA – Gabriel Fortier sat in his bedroom pondering the menu for a Sunday dinner with roommate Alex Greene when his phone started buzzing.
On the other end was Syracuse Crunch general manager Stacy Roest.
Mathieu Joseph was unable to finish Sunday's afternoon game in Minnesota with an upper body injury. With Tampa Bay only carrying 12 forwards on the road trip, the Lightning needed to add a winger to the roster. Fortier was tabbed to be called up to the NHL, setting off a whirlwind 48 hours leading up to his NHL debut, proving once again that no first call up is ever the same.Fortier had to s...
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