Thursday, December 10, 2015
Afternoon Player Notes in the Draft (Dec 10)
I would think that the lack of action for Andrei Vasilevskiy would be the leading cause of a demotion to the AHL on Thursday and the calendar probably works best for a long run for Ben Bishop, so giving the top back-up some games in the minors isn't a bad idea. Vasilevskiy doesn't have to clear any waivers, so the move to send him down and recall Kristers Gudlevskis is an easy one. I would imagine the Bolts will have their top back-up on the bench early next week.
If Mike is going to miss anything with this move, it will be relief appearances, which are hardly grounds for getting wins in the NHL these days. Of course, there is always the possibility for something more, but those are considered unforeseen circumstances.
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