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02-01-2013, 09:39 AM
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Well they are going to have to risk waivers on Petrecki. What are they going to do, keep him up all season? That hurts the team, and hurts him even more. He is clearly not NHL ready. He needs to go back to the AHL soon or his development will really suffer.
Risking waivers is a last resort and they're not going to risk someone they've invested a lot of time and effort into if they don't have to. Keeping him up won't hurt the team. It may hurt him or it may help him. Him learning with the pros in practice will give him at the very least a new perspective. I have a feeling they will keep him up until they have a trade ready to go. But all they have to do right now is send Irwin down for Burns when he gets off IR.
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