Thread: Injury Report: 09-10 Canucks Injury Status
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12-18-2009, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Timmer44 View Post
I think he has played well enough to deserve to stay with the club. It would be a slap in the face to lose your job due to injury. By sending him down for a conditioning stint it allows him to get a couple games in at a good pace.
You're missing the point.

A conditioning stint means he stays on the roster and counts against the cap. There's no reason for the Canucks to do this when they can just demote him, and bring him back up when they feel he's ready.

Also, it's not even remotely a slap in the face to be sent down, as he wouldn't have been in the NHL at all if it weren't for injuries to the Canucks forward group. It's not like he earned a roster spot out of camp. It's way better for him to get his legs back in the AHL, instead of having to try to break back into the roster immediately. Remember what happened to Hansen last season after his injury?

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