Filatov recalled/sent down thread (Called Up, Nov 26)
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11-07-2011, 01:58 PM
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This is the kind of reaction I was
not to see, but fully expecting to find.
He's the only forward on a 2-way contract who is also waiver-exempt. We are currently carrying way too many forwards at the NHL level. Until we either make a trade or decide we hate someone enough to outright waive them and risk losing them for nothing, this is going to be a regular occurrence this year for Filatov.
That's the long and the short of it. It's a business decision.
Besides, playing 20 minutes a night in the AHL is a MUCH better learning tool for Filatov than 7 minutes a night in the NHL. This is good for him, long term.
So far he's been given lots of rope and has yet to tie a knot. He's got the upside and I hope he's as patient as the coaches in getting it developped. This is his year to make the team. If he can not, he'll be swallowed with the depth coming next year.
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