Rocco Grimaldi's day began innocently, if somewhat unusually, with a midweek morning hockey game in San Antonio.
Grimaldi, 21, who grew up playing roller hockey in Orange County about 25 miles from Staples Center, made his NHL debut Nov. 1 and played in four games before being returned to San Antonio of the American Hockey League eight days later.
The Rampage was already well into Tuesday's game -- which started at 10:30 a.m. -- when he was pulled from the game and told to head to Los Angeles to replace center Aleksander Barkov, who is ill. Grimaldi had three shots in San Antonio's 4-3 shootout win.
Grimaldi played in 13 games for the Rampage, scoring three goals and adding three assists.
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