Avtsin sniped tonight, the only goal in a 1-0 win over Binghamton. Do you guys think he will be released to play in the world juniors? Or if Russia wants him to play for them?
It's a very rare situation for the Habs to have a player in the AHL that needs to be released for the WJC's. The only other time I can think of is when Andrei Kostitsyn was in Hamilton and they did release him for the WJC's.
Personally since Avtsin is playing mostly on the 3rd line and the Dogs have good depth, I could see them releasing him.