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06-10-2011, 03:04 PM
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With the way concussions are going, if he walks into the doctor's office and says "dude, I still have a concussion," he's going back on LTIR, they won't bother with the song and dance.

How do you rehab for a concussion? The other option will be that they'll trade his contract somewhere and probably give them a 4th round pick in exchange for "future considerations" and some ECHL player.

Originally Posted by Larry44 View Post
It depends. They can't sign Bryzgalov without losing some salary. If they move one big ticket guy, and let Leino walk, they can keep Versteeg.

If they don't want to trade Carter/Richards/Briere/Timonen, then two players have to go: Versteeg or Hartnell, Carle or Coburn.

A lot hinges on what Bryz's cap hit is, which is why they have to get an agreement in place a few days before the draft, even if it isn't filed with the league until July 1.

One other thing about Versteeg. He played for Tallon in Chicago, as did our boy Matt Walker. Maybe Dale will take MW's contract too - a decent player for his third pair and will help him reach the cap floor.
What's going to happen if they sign Bryzgalov is that on June 30 we'll feel like we have some breathing room on the cap and then we'll find a way to tighten ourselves up against it again by overpaying for someone. Holmgren can get a decent deal done when it's done before July 1, and then on the open market he'll go out and overpay for low depth players.

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