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11-29-2012, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Statsy View Post
I understood the Karlsson decision as he was being looked at for actual NHL game minutes at the time, but to me this one makes no sense. Not only is he not going to be playing in Ottawa, but he has struggled this year in the AHL. Seems more logical to put him in a position to dominate at the WJC to get some confidence back.
The reasoning would probably be "He went back-and-forth last season and never settled down anywhere. He's got a slow start this year and the last thing we want is another month+change where he's not adapting to the NA pro game".

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