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01-06-2013, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by wej20 View Post
Is the 9 game rule still in effect or does it get reduced due to the season only being 48-52 games? I don't think it would be terrible if Nino started in the NHL, he is Bridgeport's leading scoring after all but if the only spot open is a 4th line wing spot then it would be better for all parties if they put a vet in that spot rather than a prospect. If Nino or Strome make the team on the 3rd line then I'd give them two weeks (which should be 6 games) to stick, if they struggle they get sent back to the AHL or OHL respectively.
The 9-game rule doesn't apply to Nino anymore. His ELC started last year when he remained on the NHL roster. Strome's ELC is still a Slide Risk and from the last I heard, Strome is not on that NHL recall list or whatever it is. He should be staying in Junior the rest of this year. The same for Reinhart.

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