Who’s Coming, Who’s not

From a cursory perusal of the recently-released Clear Day lists, here is a rundown of what I found interesting as far as either presences on, or absences from, various teams’ lists:

Abbotsford: Old friend Hugh Jessiman, interestingly, is not on the Heat’s list, despite having scored 23 goals in 53 games between Abbotsford and Lake Erie.  Both Roman Horak, a former Ranger draft pick, and Krys Kolanos are on the list, despite Horak only having played seven games with the Heat all year, and Kolanos also having been up with Calgary for almost all of the last month.

Adirondack: Philadelphia did not reassign Tom Sestito or Zac Rinaldo (he only played in four AHL games this year), but the Phantoms do have Brayden Schenn on their list, and he only played seven games for them this year, along with Erik Gustafsson, who has only seen 19 games of AHL action.

Albany:  The Devils will not see Stephane Veilleux, who has logged 40 games for them this year, but New Jersey did put Matt Taormina on Albany’s list, and he has only played two AHL games since early December.  Fellow defenseman Jay Leach is on the list as well, and he has been injured since before Christmas.

Binghamton:  Both Robin Lehner, last year’s Calder Cup playoff MVP, and Ben Bishop, who leads the league in save percentage and shutouts, are on the Senators’ list for goaltenders.

Charlotte:  The Checkers aren’t getting Justin Faulk back, which can’t surprise them, but dynamic forwards Jerome Samson and Drayson Bowman, both currently on recall to Carolina, are on Charlotte’s list.

Chicago:  Defenseman Chris Tanev played 34 games for the Wolves this year, but Vancouver did not put him on Chicago’s list.

Grand Rapids: Looks like Joey MacDonald and Ty Conklin have definitely switched places in the organization, as Conklin is on the Griffins’ list and MacDonald is not.

Hamilton:  Forward Aaron Palushaj, who has been with Montreal for the last month, is on the Bulldogs’ list.

Hershey:  Keith Aucoin is on the list…no surprise there, although he’s been up with Washington for a month.  It is a little surprising, though, that Washington also put Dmitry Orlov on.  He hasn’t seen Hershey since Thanksgiving and has been averaging 17 minutes of ice per game on the Capitals’ blueline.

Houston:  Veterans (former Wolf Pack) Jed Ortmeyer (34 games with Houston), Warren Peters (20 games) and Brad Staubitz (four games in a stint late in the year) were left off Houston’s list, but Nick Palmieri (acquired in the Marek Zidlicky deal), Marco Scandella (49 games with Minnesota) and Steven Kampfer (12 games with Providence, rest of the year in the NHL) all are on the list.

Lake Erie:  Mark Olver, who played 10 games with the parent Avalanche this year, is not on the Monsters’ Clear Day, but defensemen Tyson Barrie (the team’s second-leading scorer) and Stefan Elliott (38 games with Colorado), both of whom are currently on recall, are on the list.

Manchester:  The Kings will not be sending Slava Voynov back, but Dwight King and Jordan Nolan can come back, and former Yale Eli David Meckler, who has been hurt since Christmas, is also on the Monarchs’ list.

Milwaukee:  Both defenseman Ryan Ellis and forward Gabriel Bourque, up with Nashville since before the New Year, are on the Admirals’ list.

Norfolk:  Big D-man Keith Aulie, picked up from Toronto in a deadline deal, has yet to play in Norfolk, but Tampa put him on the Admirals’ Clear Day.

Oklahoma City:  The Oilers elected not to put forward Lennart Petrell on the Western Conference-leading Barons’ list.

Peoria:  The Rivermen will not get blueliner Ian Cole back from St. Louis.

Portland:  Phoenix, which made several deals around Clear Day to shuffle up the Pirates’ roster, did not put defenseman Chris Summers on Portland’s list, but they did make fellow rearguards Michael Stone and David Rundblad available, and injured ex-Wolf Pack Ryan Hollweg was put on the list, to give the Pirates an automatic slot to maneuver with.

Providence:  Boston elected not to put Jordan Caron, suddenly hot for the big club, on Providence’s list, despite his 17 AHL games-played this year.

Rochester: Corey Tropp, who after the first month of the season has spent much more time in Buffalo than in Rochester, could come back from the Sabres to the Amerks.

Springfield:  Neither Brett Lebda nor Darryl Boyce, who was acquired by Columbus after playing 22 AHL games with Toronto earlier in the year, was put on the Falcons’ Clear Day, but the Blue Jackets did list Ryan Russell, who has been up since just after the First of the Year, and defenseman John Moore, who has played only five games in Springfield this year and whom the Falcons haven’t seen since October.

Syracuse:  Antero Niittymaki, who was brought in on loan from San Jose in early February in an attempt to stabilize the Crunch’s goaltending, is not on their list, but fellow netminder Jeff Deslauriers, currently on recall to Anaheim, is.  And Farmington’s Nick Bonino appears to have made it as an NHLer, at least for now…he is not on Syracuse’s list.

Texas:  The Stars will not be getting goaltender Richard Bachman, forward Ryan Garbutt or defenseman Philip Larsen back from Dalls, but winger Tomas Vincour is on Texas’ list.

Toronto: Joey Crabb will not be coming back from the Leafs, but the Marlies could get some muscle in the person of Jay Rosehill, who was put on their list after playing only two games in the AHL this year.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton:  Eric Tangradi, who could not be put on Wilkes-Barre/Scranton’s list last year because of an injury, is on it this year, despite having spent much of the last two months with Pittsburgh.

Worcester:  Not much help for the Sharks from San Jose, as forwards Tommy Wingels and Ben Ferriero, and defenseman Justin Braun (granted, he only played six games in Worcester before getting the call), are all absent from Worcester’s list.

Let the stretch run begin!

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One Response to “Who’s Coming, Who’s not”

  1. chris Says:

    when it looked not possible the whale found a way. thats what i like to call not givin up.

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