If the players that can be sent down are the ones on entry level contract or non entry level two way contracts, does Frattin still fall into those categories? Didn't he sign a new, one way contract? My memory may be completely wrong about that.
Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the team has loaned the following 20 players to the Rochester Americans (AHL):
Forwards Luke Adam, Riley Boychuk, Brian Flynn, Marcus Foligno, Zemgus Girgensons, Cody Hodgson, Jacob Lagace, Jonathan Parker, Kevin Sundher, Shawn Szydlowski, Corey Tropp, Phil Varone; defensemen Alex Biega, Nick Crawford, Jerome Gauthier-Leduc, Matt MacKenzie, Brayden McNabb, Mark Pysyk; goaltenders Connor Knapp and Nathan Lieuwen.
Additionally, forward Kevin Porter and defenseman Nick Tarnasky have each been loaned to Rochester pending waivers. Forward Joel Armia has been loaned to Assat (SM-liiga) and forwards Daniel Catenacci (Owen Sound-OHL) and Mikhail Grigorenko (Quebec-QMJHL) have been loaned to their respective junior clubs.
Regier also announced that the team has signed goaltender Andrey Makarov to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The following players have been assigned to junior clubs:
Frank Corrado, Defence, Sudbury, OHL
Brendan Gaunce, Centre, Belleville, OHL
Evan McEneny, Defence, Kitchener, OHL
The following player has been assigned to his European club:
Nicklas Jensen Right Wing AIK SEL
The following players have been assigned to the Chicago Wolves:
Peter Andersson, Defence, Chicago, AHL
Steven Anthony, Left Wing, Chicago, AHL
Darren Archibald, Left Wing, Chicago, AHL
Joe Cannata, Goalie, Chicago, AHL
Kevin Connauton, Defence, Chicago, AHL
Guillaume Desbiens, Right Wing, Chicago, AHL
Andrew Ebbett, Centre, Chicago, AHL
Alex Friesen, Centre, Chicago, AHL
Andrew Gordon, Right, Wing Chicago, AHL
Derek Joslin, Defence, Chicago, AHL
Zack Kassian, Right Wing, Chicago, AHL
Eddie Lack, Goalie, Chicago, AHL
Alexandre Mallet, Centre Chicago, AHL
Patrick Mullen, Defence, Chicago, AHL
Adam Polasek, Defence, Chicago, AHL
Prab Rai, Centre, Chicago, AHL
Anton Rodin, Forward, Chicago, AHL
Yann Sauve, Defence, Chicago, AHL
Stefan Schneider, Defence, Chicago, AHL
Jordan Schroeder, Centre, Chicago, AHL
Bill Sweatt, Left Wing, Chicago, AHL
Chris Tanev, Defence, Chicago, AHL
Kellan Tochkin, Right Wing, Chicago, AHL
According to the Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline, players who have two-way deals will be allowed to sign AHL-only contracts after the September 15th deadline, but only if they were on AHL "clear" list last spring.
Gardiner, Kadri, Scrivens, Carter Ashton and Joe Colborne all qualify under this exception and will be able to play for the Toronto Marlies, when their schedule begins in mid-October. Of those players, only Colborne’s availability is in doubt, as he is recovering from off-season surgery to repair a wrist injury.
Winger Matt Frattin, who was on the “clear” list and played impressively before injuring his knee at the end of the Calder Cup Western Conference Final, will not be able to play, as he signed a two year contract last July and both years of the deal are one-way.
With so many players in consideration for spots with the big club playing in the AHL, the domino effect will be that incoming young pros like Brad Ross, Greg McKegg and Jamie Devane, who were in line to compete for spots with the Marlies, but since they have nothing more to be gained from another year in junior, their pro careers may have to begin in the ECHL.
Ironically, the Leafs still have not announced a new ECHL affiliate to replace the Reading Royals, who became affiliated with the Washington Capitals in July.
1) You have to be on your ELC OR 2) you have to be on a two-way deal and have been on the AHL affiliate's clear day roster the season previous.
This is correct is it not?
so this means guys like Hall, Skinner, Seguin, Brayden Schenn, Couturier might be to young, Larsson, Brett Connolly, are all eligible to play in the AHL if there's a lockout?
just out of Curiosity could a team like the Edmonton Oilers send RNH back to junior and therefore not burn a year on his deal if the lockout went the entire year? considering he's not to old for the WHL.