I don't think it is a surprise at all about Collins.
Sloan, some in Hershey may not be happy either, but I am not surprised given his situation this season. Note, the AHL considers him an AHL vet next season as he has now played in enough NHL and AHL regular season games, 324 including the 08-09 season, for that designation.
FYI, for those that reference the information in this thread...Langway and I are working on the 2009-10 thread; some of the info. is already buried in this thread, but we will have the basic information posted soon.