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02-13-2011, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Jacob View Post
How about Viktor Ekbom? Any chance of him being ready for AHL time this upcoming season? I see some voids being left in the Penguins depth chart and not a whole lot of incoming prospects.
Wouldn't say he's quite ready for the AHL yet. He's improved over the season to be an OK D in the SEL but he still needs to build muscles and also get some confidence with the puck. He rarely pose a threat offensively but that's because he is mature enough to play to his strengths and focus on his primary task - the defence. He never plays PP and would probably need another season in the SEL with more minutes in that area to evolve to an AHL/NHL D-man.

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