Oreskovich and Ellerby were called up and will play tonight. Watch for Oreskovich to try and start the game with a few early big hits. He said after last nights Amerks game its how he likes to get himself going.
Ellerby has been skating very well with great puck control.. If given the chance he's not afraid to cross the blue line with the puck.
I would hope someone gets sent back to Rochester with these moves. I like the winning atmosphere the Amerks are developing, and think that it's imperative for the development of our prospects that the Cats try not to drastically hinder the Amerks' progress.
Thing is, players on two-way contracts get paid an NHL salary as healthy scratches, not that the Panthers would ever make money an issue in a roster decision.
I'm sure penny-pinching does have a part in the team not paying someone league minimum to sit in the press box, but they're really doing the team a disservice. Obviously, having guys as healthy scratches means you can sit guys who play badly and be able to replace injured guys without having to call anyone up (and possibly disrupt the minor league team, although they haven't missed a beat so far)
i guess you didn't notice that coach had him out there in a tie game with less than a minute left??? despite the naysayers, he played a very effective game and the fact he got shifts down the stretch of a close, critical games should tell you that with absolute certainty.
Originally Posted by Acadmus
Ever? Don't know. This season? No - the team has already stated it will keep a close eye on him and keep him out of back-to-back games all year.
pretty sure i heard pete say they were going to monitor him and likely keep him out of back to backs for the first couple of months of the season.
so whats the story on Oreskovich (sorry i don't know)? On eliteprospects.com it indicates he was retired for two years....did he have a serious injury? did he go to Tibet?
I see he was the first star of his most recent AHL game which probably convinced the Panthers to call him up....
there's a thread about him. maybe prospects thread? was property of the avs apparently and quit hockey after an injury. decided he missed it after getting his degree and with pete in FL, he knew he had a unique opportunity to get back into the game.