Philadelphia -- The Winnipeg Jets have dipped into their system to find a replacement for Zach Redmond.

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Philadelphia -- The Winnipeg Jets have dipped into their system to find a replacement for Zach Redmond.

The team announced today they have recalled defenceman Julian Melchiori from the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League.

Julian Melchiori during Jets' Group A practice at MTS Centre, Sept. 21, 2011.

Julian Melchiori during Jets' Group A practice at MTS Centre, Sept. 21, 2011.

Redmond, who is recovering from surgery on his leg to repair the femoral artery that was cut by a teammate's skate, will be out indefinitely.

And with IceCaps veteran Derek Meech also out, the 21-year-old Melchiori was next up.

He has played in 33 games with the IceCaps and he has picked up four assists.

The 6-4 product of Richmond Hill, Ont. Was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers the third round, 87th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.