Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Abdelkader assigned to Grand Rapids
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01-29-2010, 01:52 PM
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This is probably the best move for Abs, when it comes right down to it. He's been ok this season, as a fairly consistant 4th line checker, but he has looked overwhelmed at times. His offense has been surprisingly non-existant on top of that; he hasn't scored a goal in, what, 2-3 months? The last time I recall him scoring was the 9-1 game in Columbus, and that was three months ago.

It's probably best that he gets some big minutes to contribute with down in GR; that'll get his confidence back up, in time for a recall for the playoffs (if we make it). In the mean time, focus on dumping Lenio/May/Meech. Either take what you can, in the form of cap clearing draft picks, or just cut ties altogether with waivers. It's fairly obvious that none of those three have any future here, so if the return isn't very good (or anything at all), fine. The cap space is the important issue.

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