Yeah, I think Garrison would be servicable. He doesn't have Kulikov's offensive upside, but his play in his own end is probably better at this point. I don't think sitting Kulikov tonight would be a good move though. That could be a blow to his confidence. Play him in 9 games straight, then make a decision. Either he gets it done or he doesn't.
allen doesn't need a conditioning stint. his knee is not compltely healed and it's giving him problems. our only somewhat physical d-man!!!! not good!!!!!
I think his knee is fine. He said it hasn't given him any problems at all so far. I think they just held him out because it was a back to back. They are probably just being careful with him, don't want to overwork the knee or tire him out. His conditioning IS off, it's going to take awhile for him to get that back, as well as his game timing. I don't think he needs a conditioning stint in the AHL though, he can do that here.