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Roster decisions, LTIR not an option til Tuesday

28 September 2013 - 08:43 PM

As we all know, the Wings are over the roster limit and the salary cap going into the season.  The roster needs to be whittled down to 23, and the payroll to under $64.3M, by Monday afternoon.  Long-term injured reserve cannot be utilized until after the roster deadline.

The players called up for today's game (Jurco, Ouellet, Sheahan, Glendening, Sproul, Pulkkinen, Coreau) will be sent down, as will Almquist.  Paetsch and Hoggan will be released from their PTOs.  I would also assume that Mrazek (who will start as Howard's backup with Gustavsson hurt), Nyquist, and DeKeyser (because they don't have to clear waivers) will be sent down also, even if just paper transactions.  Willie Coetzee is still on the roster, I'm guessing it's because he is injured and cannot be sent down... if so, he'll have to be one of the 23, won't he?

Bottom line is, a couple guys are going to have to be waived and, if not claimed, be sent down (in which case most of their salary will still count against the cap).  Eaves and Tootoo have both been named as candidates to be moved, but both are injured, so they couldn't be sent down if they clear (someone please correct me if that's wrong!).  And can they even be waived if injured?  Samuelsson is another obvious candidate, but if he goes unclaimed and gets sent down, his cap hit is still about $2.9M.  They'll need to hang on to Emmerton with Helm still out.  Miller and Cleary were just signed.  Bertuzzi is another candidate, but with his age and back, he's a risk.

Holland hasn't been able to find a single trade to alleviate the crunch all summer.  Can he find one now?  NY Islanders, Calgary, Colorado, Ottawa, Florida, and Buffalo all have a lot of cap room, and Florida has already signed some guys since being sold last week.

So... who gets waived?


Shawn Horcoff to Dallas, per TSN.ca

04 July 2013 - 07:17 PM

Not much to the story yet...

 

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=426972


Finnish club Jokerit moving to KHL

28 June 2013 - 04:00 PM

Interesting...

 

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=426513

 

Some Russians have purchased Hartwall Arena and have the option to buy a share of the club.  They plan on moving from the SM-Liiga to the KHL for the 2014-15 season.

 

KHL expansion into Europe continues...


Bertuzzi, Samuelsson, Helm

16 April 2013 - 09:18 PM

How much help will any of these guys really be if they can return to action?  They have played 7, 4, and 1 game(s) respectively in the last 12 months.  Helm and Bertuzzi are coming off back injuries and Samuelsson, well, who knows what's really wrong with that guy.  They'll have no more than 4-5 games to "get back in shape", recover their timing, etc. before (if) the playoffs begin.  Are any of them truly better options at this point than the guys who have been playing night in and night out?  As much as I like Helm, I'd probably have to say no to all of them.  Your thoughts?  Do you put any of these players in your postseason lineup?

 

(Mods, I know there's a thread on each of these guys, but this was a general question relating to all three players and their roles going forward...)