According to the the Avs website, and ESPN.com, the Avs have trimed their roster down to 23, and the odd man out is D.J. Smith. I'm a little shocked by this, since it means one of two things. Either McCormick(or maybe Svatos, but more likely McCormick) will be scratched for a lot of games when there is a healthy roster, or he takes the spot from one of the fowards on the bottom two lines, which I wouldn't understand the reasoning for. I just don't see how he can take a spot over Hahl, Worrell, Hinote, Battaglia, Nikolishin, or even Svatos. Now maybe there's another factor here that I just don't know about yet, and that could be Worrell being out for a couple games, with his bum knee. Then this would make a little more sense. But still I think Cummins would be a better replacement at foward, when Worrell is out anyway. Oh well, just my two cents. It's not really that big of a deal, I just hope we don't stunt the developement, of a potentially good foward for us by sitting him in the press box.