Avery is a matter of time to be waived. they need the 1.9 cap space..............so with that can Erixon be officially recalled tomorrow given the "blackout" and if so does he even fit the cap right now?
Avery does not need to be waived to fit in Erixon. At least for the time being. Staal placed on LTIR (can be done retroactively) means there is plenty of space. But they might wanna save some cap $$ for something twds the deadline.... thereby waiving perhaps Avery now again...
Maybe Erixon got banged up last night. Maybe he has the flu.
13.15 Holiday Roster Freeze. For all Players on an NHL Active Roster, Injured
Reserve, or Players with Non-Roster and Injured Non-Roster status as of midnight local
time December 19, a roster freeze shall apply through midnight local time December 27,
with respect to Waivers, Trades and Loans; provided, however, that Players may be
Recalled to NHL Clubs during this period and, provided further, that if a Player is placed
on Regular Waivers or Re-Entry Waivers prior to the roster freeze period and is claimed
during such roster freeze period, the roster freeze period shall not apply and the Player
shall immediately report to the claiming Club. However, during the roster freeze period a
Club can make any Player transactions necessary for the Club to come into compliance
with Article 50 as a result of a Player being removed from the Bona Fide Long-Term
Midnight December 19. That's tomorrow night.
Players can recalled during the roster freeze.
The press release says emergency basis
New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Stu Bickel has been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis.
(i) A Player on Loan to a club of any league affiliated with the League
may be Recalled from such Loan under emergency conditions at
any time for the duration of the emergency only following which
he must be returned promptly to the club from which he was
(ii) Emergency conditions shall be established when the playing
strength of the Loaning Club, by reason of incapacitating injury or
illness or by League suspension to its Players is reduced below the
level of two (2) goalkeepers, six (6) defensemen and twelve (12)
forwards. Proof of the existence of the emergency conditions
including the incapacity shall be furnished to the Commissioner of
the League upon request made by him.
Seems Bickel can be returned to the AHL during the roster freeze under emergency recall and Erixon can be called up. The Rangers are reduced below the level of six defensemen. Or Eminger is not hurt as badly as they thought last night. He could play later in the week? If Bickel was a regular recall,he could not be sent down until the 27th if he stays on the roster until midnight tomorrow.
bickel over erixon makes sense being down two physical defensemen in sauer and eminger, bickel goes right along being a tough hard nosed defenseman whereas erixon is more of a two way offensive guy and we already have dz and stralman for that. i dont mind this move at all give the guy a chance and see what hes got.
Bickell did not look out of place in camp. I don't know what people are looking for in a 6/7th dman. People wanted to give up assets for Matt Carkner, this guy basically does the same thing, at a very cap friendly rate. Nothing wrong with getting him into some games while the injury bug runs its course.