I want him to take it easy rehabbing that injury then get used to playing the NA rink. I don't want him to feel the pressure of being the savior this season, bring him up next season around Christmas time, he will be ready.
Lucia praised several other players for strides they made this season. Forwards Travis Boyd, Seth Ambroz, Christian Isackson and Tom Serratore all increased their point totals, and he expects a pair of freshman defensemen — Mike Reilly and Brady Skjei — to add weight and muscle during the offseason. Those two, he said, will be expected to play larger roles after getting plenty of seasoning their first year; Reilly played 37 games, Skjei 36.
There are no imminent reinforcements coming from the Pats' NCAA list (Alec McCrea, Brady Skjei or Nolan De Jong), with all three expected to remain in college. However, the Pats are monitoring their situations, which could change based upon the desires of their NHL teams.
Lindberg was much involved in Skellefteas first goal as well, doing the hard work in front of the enemy crease. Lindberg is really stepping up his game, but that goes for all the Skelleftea young guns. They are getting the job done when the veterans fail to deliver.
OT: Arvidsson has gotta be climber in the upcoming 2013 draft rankings.