Not much that can be done before monday's trade freeze. Erixon will come up and get his shot at it. Emminger loss hurts because of how well he was playing, but I can't say I'm not excited to see what Erixon can do. He might have only had 14 games to McD's 38 before he was called up but he's also got 9 or so games of NHL experience already.
Why would they make a trade for a bum asset? They've already done that once this season with Stralman and we have defensive depth. Torts does not like teaching the system to new players. No trade will happen and no trade is needed. Call up Erixon.
That's 6 defensemen. If someone ELSE goes down, then we should think about acquiring someone. A lot of d men down this year, and surprisingly it hasn't affected us all that much defensively.
Erixon was already called up before the road trip. He is currently with the team.
he was called up then sent back and played with CT last night.........allowed the Rangers to activate Rupp ...................now he needs to be recalled at 1.7 million, so with that a roster spot needs to be opened
also are they not practicing Monday so with that he can get officially called up then
We shouldn't acwuire any good defensemen at this point. They would simply cost too much. Everyone realizes that we shouldn't be giving up real value, but WW, EC and MZA will not get us a quality player back.
Look for a trade like EC for another Woywitka with a team that needs crappy forwards more than it needs crappy defensemen.
I was really critical of Eminger last season, but I'll admit he has been very solid this season. I think this injury is going to hurt the team more than we think (unless Erixon can handle 2nd pairing minutes).
I would not be opposed to trading for a 2nd pairing Dman at this point, it really is a necessity.