They have to call someone. Without Eakin, they have 11 healthy forwards.
Would seem like the smart thing to do here is call up Mueller and put him between Cole and Chiasson. Morin would be an excellent option as well. The only reason Morin didn't play in Texas yesterday was the birth of his child.
That said ... I also wouldn't be surprised if they put Horcoff up there and then used Mueller/Morin as a 4th line center between Whitney and Sceviour/Nichushkin (assuming he doesn't end up on the top line).
Mueller got more minutes than Horcoff in the STL game, surprisingly enough.
Dallas likely flies out tomorrow (maybe tonight .. but probably tomorrow) on a 3 game, 6 day road trip. With Eakin already hurting and needing to be replaced temporarily, I'm guessing they carry 13 healthy this whole trip. One will go down when Eakin is ready.
IDK how you'd know for sure, but one of these is likely an emergency call up, and the other is regular.
Chiasson can't play 11 minutes. He was one of the best forwards in the 1st ... and then they just **** him on a line back with Whitney.
When Eakin gets back, I do hope we see him back with Cole and Chiasson.
Morin looked OK tonight, but looking at the lines, I hope they stick with Mueller now. He's been very good on faceoffs, and I think he's a better overall player than Morin who is a better offensive player.