March 20: Gustafsson and Manning loaned to Phantoms (AHL)
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03-08-2012, 01:11 PM
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Perhaps Lavy is thinking of using Gustafsson as a forward tonight to fill in for one of Jagr/Voracek (in a fourth line role) and Manning will take his spot on the third defensive pairing? Just a thought.
Doesn't sound too crazy to me. Gus certainly has the wheels, defense (of course), and passing skills to make a nice 4th line winger.
However, with all the recent incidents (Coburn: back, Kubina: stiches to the face,...) beside what happened to Kimmo and Mesz it may be just for precautionary reasons. Why not give him (Manning) an opportunity to practice with the big boys, learn the system now, just in case....
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