The loss of Helm has a huge impact on the roster. Andersson is playing great but he doesn't have half the impact Helm has. With Helm in the lineup we are a different team.
Of course, we are better overall team with healthy Helm yes.
But you are missing my real point my point all the time.
I meant people were suggesting Helm to return on the roster. Now when he is not returning, people are thinking somebody will get called, even though we had 12 forwards on the roster already with Nyquist send down. Simple as that. Don't have to call anybody. If Helm would have returned, we would have 13 healthy forwards in use --> Eaves on the pressbox or something.
But now, IF Eaves is injured, then we have only 11 healthy forwards. Then it could be time to call somebody again.
Unless Nyquist can play center, keeping Andersson made sense.
I'm pretty sure I've seen you bashing Abdelkader's center abilities, and now you want him centering the third line.
I'm OK with Abs as 4th line center, though I'd prefer him at wing.
But when your third line center is injured, if you don't want to make FLip your third line center, then you bust Abs to 4th line.
It's not rocket science.
Third line center injured, 4th line center moves up until 3rd line guy is back (unless you're willing to bump Flip down)
Make a lot more sense then making Abdelkader Datsyuk's righthand man.