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01-21-2013, 12:28 PM
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Kundratek re-called. Hillen on IR, week-to-week.
This one confuses me a bit. I realize Hillen is going to be down for a while, but do we really need 8 defensemen on the roster at all times? Are we going to keep playing 7 each night? Is Kundratek really going to see ice time before Erskine?
Especially with Poti back in the fold, I would have let Kundratek continue to get big minutes in Hershey. His point totals aren't a real indicator of his play, given that a large chunk of them come on the PP (where he's playing Ovechkin's spot at the left circle). I'd give Poti a shot at serving as the 3rd pairing puck mover before I recalled someone from Hershey.
The only logic I see is that this is basically the only opportunity to get Kundratek any NHL action. Once Orlov comes back, Tomas will be further down the depth chart again.
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