Ryder is injured? I thought he finished the last game.
Maybe the team is just not taking any chances. Ryder might be undergoing tests and calling up Blunden might be precautionary. Or maybe he's lightly injured and don't feel it's worth risking something more severe.
I hope he impresses. Unlike most I like what he brings. If it weren't for the Tinordi call up he'd be by far the biggest Hab in the lineup. Great skater, hits hard on the forecheck and showed some decent hands a few times last year. If he can pot a few some confidence may go a long way with this guy.