Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Sheet Player News (Nov. 2)

The Carolina Hurricanes are in the midst of a good line-up shuffle with players becoming injured and getting healthy. On the latter end, Box 25 forward Zac Dalpe is moving forward in his progress to get back into the Hurricanes line-up, accepting a conditioning assignment with the minor league affiliate in Charlotte. Dalpe has a maximum of a 2-week stay with the AHL club, but I would imagine that with the state that the club is getting into with some key injuries, he'll likely only need a couple games before coming back up.

The Oilers have not seen enough positive things out of Box 8 forward Linus Omark, so on Wednesday, the club assigned him to the minors.  Fortunately, Omark will be able to be recalled from Oklahoma City, so his season is not ruined for the pool, but there is some suggestion that he could use his European out clause, where he could find a team back home, if he so desired.  If that so happens, that would effectively put the rest of his season out of reach, as a European recall is usually quite rare.  Unless the coaching staff of the Oilers has explicitly said to Omark that he won't likely be back with the club, I would imagine that the AHL will be just fine and a recall would eventually happen.

Another conditioning assignment to make a note of, the Islanders have sent Box 25 forward Nino Niederreiter down to Bridgeport of the AHL, as he is recovering from a preseason groin injury and he's finally on his way to making his season debut with the big club.  I would imagine that he will likely be closer to the 2-week maximum than Dalpe would be with the Hurricanes, just because he'll need some solid game action before joining an Islanders team that is in need of some consistent offense.

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