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03-07-2013, 12:42 AM
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Baertschi started the season flying alongside Backlund but couldn't find the score sheet. Pretty soon, he's up and down the lineup, playing entirely irregular minutes with all sorts of different linemates. Then he gets injured. He comes back, but again, struggles to make a mark offensively and thus, sees his ice time reduced, his linemates rotate in and out and often, benched for periods at a time.

His confidence is obviously very low right now. And it doesn't help that he's not getting the minutes to play himself out of it, nor a regular set of linemates that he can lean on and get used to.

Best thing for him and the organization is to either put him the third line with third line minutes and the same linemates game-in-game-out for the rest of the regular season, or send him down the AHL and let him play 20+ minutes a night in all situations so he can get his confidence back up. Because otherwise, the organizations risks doing to him what the Isles did to Nino last season.

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