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Quick Roster Notes

There has been a flurry of activity the past 24 hours, so let’s quickly summarize everything in one post:

  • Sean Avery was placed on waivers yesterday and cleared. He has been assigned to the CT Whale. There is no known timetable for him to report or for him to seek other options.
  • Stu Bickel and Brendan Bell were placed on waivers yesterday as well.¬† Both cleared, but will remain with the roster until further notice. This is similar to what the Rangers did with Todd White last season.
  • Tim Erixon has been recalled. He will be at practice tomorrow and will play this weekend.
  • To make room for Erixon, Marc Staal has been placed on IR.¬†This is also a move to save a little bit of cap space while he deals with his post concussion symptoms. There is no timetable for his return.

Also, the forward lines for Friday appear to be set:

Brandon Dubinsky-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik
Ruslan Fedotenko-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Wojtek Wolski-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello
Mike Rupp-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust

The defense pairings are still relatively unknown, as Erixon has not arrived in Sweden yet.

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  • That top line is so exciting I cannot wait.. I thought that they were gonna go with Dubi – AA – Cally though? I might have made that up

  • I liked the Battery Line, and Feds with Stepan and Zuke. I was pretty sure we’d see Wolski start out on that top line with Richards and Gaborik but by seasons end we’ll see every combination possible.

  • Anyone know what Richards and Avery’s relationship was? I know Avery pissed off the entire Stars organization but did he ever butt heads with Richards? We all know what happens when a star player doesn’t like a role player, ie Jagr and Aaron Ward. Just a thought.

    • Richards and Avery are friends off the ice. There were photos of them on vacation together this past offseason with Voros.

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