On January 18, 2019, the Florida Panthers activated injured center Vincent Trocheck. To make room on the roster, rookie Juho Lammikko was sent to the minors for what was thought to be a short trip.
“This is not a demotion,” then-coach Bob Boughner said, adding that Lammikko would probably be back after Florida’s All-Star break.
Yeah, about that.
Friday morning, a little over two years later, Lammikko was back on the ice with the Panthers for the first time since being, well, demoted.