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12-18-2012, 04:14 PM
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Helpoing
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Originally Posted by tsujimoto74 View Post
I think much of the decision not to release him is simply that Rochester needs bodies. There've been quite a few injuries to their forwards so far this season. It's probably more about that than deciding they don't think the WJC's won't be good for his development.
Yeah, I can understand that. At least it's sincere.

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Originally Posted by sabrefan27 View Post
This is a factor as well, but also, if he's going to play with two NHLers on a line, that's just simply better for him than the WJC's.
2 weeks on the same line with young and not fully developed NHLers won't make him a completely different player.

WJC participation means a lot to most juniors, especially Europeans.

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