The AHL will try to make sure that every team is represented so if they need to make roster changes between now and then they will attempt to fill it with a player from Portland. That said, if not... Portland will not have a representive in the All Star Classic.
Pirates get back to basics By Katie Westrum Published: 26th January 2013
PORTLAND – The Portland Pirates were tired. They were tired of losing and got back in the ‘W’ column, snapping a three-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Manchester Monarchs in front of a crowd of 5,625 at the Cumberland County Civic Center.
Summers tops among AHL’s fastest By Nathan Fournier Published: 28th January 2013
PROVIDENCE – Portland Pirates defenseman may have been a late addition to the AHL All-Star Classic, but he certainly took advantage of the moment to leave a lasting impression in Sunday night’s AHL Skills Competition at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.
Always was a great skater. Wonder if he would move to forward.
I actually really like him as a defenseman. I think he is NHL caliber right now, without much offense unfortunately. I hope he gets moved to a team that will give him a chance if he isn't going to get one here.
Maloney still thinks highly of Summers. I just think he is the odd man out right now. There's not enough room available to try a #6/#7 type. You've got 2 talented guys stuck in line in front of him, and Gormley scheduled to be ready come next camp. Trades will be made sooner rather than later.