The little bit I've seen of him, I think he is pretty decent, albeit at the AHL level. He seems to have good wheels, high energy and some touch. But time will tell if that will translate into NHL ability.
My guess is that this injury means the Fridge gets some ice time.
I put Chouinard on the 2nd and Recchi on the third mainly due to role. If Primeau is going to be the checking line, it will be better to have Recchi a vet on that line than the young Chouinard. Chouinard needs a chance in some games to play on a scoring line. Maybe just maybe he will blossom. Lets give him 10-15 games and if he isn't working out, maybe Clarke can make another trade like the Brendl one and get us another Kapanen type player. 20-25 goals a year type with good defensive ability.