Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Canucks recall F Victor Oreskovich(post#76)
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03-17-2011, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Bobby Lou View Post
So what's the deal with: a) emergency call-ups, b) cap space, c) playing both Oreskovich AND Hodgson?
Emergency call ups are if the healthy roster falls below 12 forwards, 6 defensemen, or 2 goalies. If that happens and someone's called up to fill out the playing roster (which is what happened when Salo was injured and Sauve called up and with Oreskovich's two post deadline call ups) then they don't count against the 4 call ups. They also have to be returned to the AHL the moment there are enough healthy bodies to field a full roster. Because Oreskovich and Sauve were emergency call ups, the Canucks still have 3 regular call ups left (Tanev's call up on deadline day used the 1st).

The team must have cap room to fit in any call ups. If they don't they have to play with a shortened roster a la 08-09 Calgary. Right now Bieksa's stuck on LTIR because they needed his exemption to call up Oreskovich. I expect Malhotra will soon be moved to LTIR and Bieksa activated. They're lucky this didn't happen next game, because IIRC Malhotra wouldn't be eligible for LTIR because there would be fewer than 10 games/24 days left in the regular season. That would mean Bieksa would be stuck on LTIR until Glass was ready to play and after that, they'd have 12 healthy forwards with no space to call up replacements if anyone got injured (though I suppose they could send Tanev down for a bit of room).

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