Thursday, October 18, 2018
Hurricanes Demote Necas
Despite scoring his first career NHL goal earlier this week, the Carolina Hurricanes did not think that Martin Necas was getting enough ice-time with the big club to warrant him sticking around for the sake of his development, so they demoted him down to the AHL for the time being. It's a move that doesn't restrict the club from bringing him back up at any time, it was just deemed that for the sake he'd be better off with the minor league club for the time being.
In seven games, the 2017 1st round pick has a goal and an assist, which hasn't been the best of production numbers for the rookie, but if he starts to rip up the AHL, you know he will be back before too long. The other thing to consider about Necas and his demotion, it does happen before the 10-game mark on his entry-level deal, where his contract is eligible to slide, if he doesn't play 10 games.
For Derek B., his team was certainly hoping that the young Czech centre would be putting the points up with the rest of the juggernaut that has been the Hurricanes offense to start the season, but that just hasn't been the case. His team currently sits in 21st overall after Wednesday night's action and 5th in the rookie pool, where he does have a little bit more help there with Rasmus Dahlin in Buffalo.