Petry isn't Lidstrom but he is an upgrade on Kindl.
When Quincey returns from injury Kindl may not even be in the lineup. Petry would likely be an improvement over Marchenko just based on experience alone, but is it worth giving up the required assets to improve your sixth best defensman? Marchenko hasn't exactly been a liability out there, either. He's been steady, solid, moving the puck quickly, and getting better every game. I don't think the difference in skill/experience/etc between Marchenko and Petry is enough to even part with a second round pick, especially because whatever improvement we're talking about is being delegated to our bottom defensive position.
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