Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Akeson, Laughton, Konan, McGinn and Lilja
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04-23-2013, 07:40 AM
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I've heard in the past that alot of times these late season call ups arent necessarily used by the teams as tryouts so to speak to see how these players perform, but as a reward to a handful of players who did what was asked of them, and some.

You look at Akeson as an example of that. If he makes it into a game, he will have played ECHL, AHL, NHL this season. This can be seen as a reward for accepting his demotion with a positive attitude, doing what he needed to do, and bringing those skills to the AHL, as asked.

Now he gets called up, and even if not used in a game, is rewarded with the experience of being with an NHL team, and a nice little bonus in his account as well.

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