: Injury Report:
Andrej Meszaros: torn rotator cuff, left shoulder surgery; Gustafasson up
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03-27-2013, 06:42 PM
Join Date: Oct 2006
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Gus was fine until he got hurt. After that, he played tentative and was making bad decisions. And when you really look into things, he's played how many NHL games? I don't think he's been really given a legitimate shot to be honest. His mandate has been pretty much "play mistake free and if you don't, you're going to lose ice time and be demoted to Adirondack."
Yeah this is how I feel about it as well. Rookies and young players are going to make mistakes, and if you want them to develop, you have to deal with it. Sending him up and down does nothing but kill a young player's confidence. The constant adjustment between leagues isn't much better either.
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