The Utica Comets' roster had more change Tuesday.

After a three-game stint with the team, rookie Adam Gaudette was recalled by the Vancouver Canucks, while another defenseman was added by the Comets.

Gaudette had a goal and two assists in the games with the output happening during a standout effort Saturday's win over Cleveland.

The move comes with the Canucks recently dealing with injuries to Elias Pettersson and Josh Leivo. Gaudette has spent a majority of the season with the Canucks.

The move leaves the Comets with 14 healthy forwards ahead of Wednesday's game against North Division rival Toronto.

Earlier in the day, the Comets announced the addition of Cliff Watson to a professional tryout contract.

The move gives the Comets -- who have had injury troubles and had their share of struggles among its blue line this season -- a total of eight healthy defensemen. Watson joins Colton Saucerman and Craig Wyszomirski as players on PTO contracts.

The 25-year-old Watson, who played six games with the Comets during the 2017-18 season, gives the team another defense-minded option. He had been a solid addition during a season in which the Comets had a slew of players on PTOs last season.

"We liked parts of his game when we had him last. So, when he became available we thought he could add something to our group," Comets General Manager Ryan Johnson said.

The 6-foot-2, 190-pound Watson split time between the ECHL and AHL this season. He's five goals and 10 points in 19 games with ECHL Kansas City this season. He's also played nine AHL games with Stockton -- and most recently Hershey -- totaling three assists.

Watson will look to assist a Comets defense that has allowed 133 goals this season, which is third most in AHL.

The Comets, who have won straight games following a weekend sweep of Cleveland, are in third place in the North Division.

Utica continues a road trip Wednesday in Toronto.