The only roster move on Wednesday was Michal Repik being called up to the Florida Panthers. There were no clear day roster moves to help toughen up the blue line. There had been talk by Amerks and Panthers management that they wanted to make a change or two but as it turns out nothing happened. Looking at the bigger picture and the amount of teams in the AHL the amount of moves is usually minimal.
The rosters can consist of 20 players and two goalies. A player can be replaced because of injuries or call ups. Also, players brought in from college or junior leagues are exempt and can be added at any time.
The Florida Panthers did loan Craig Weller to the Chicago Wolves, a move that many had thought would see a player loaned back to the Amerks in exchange. Weller had been acquired from the Boston Bruins in a trade that also included Dennis Seidenberg. Weller was set to make another $100k this season which is probably why the deal happened, a salary dump.
We could debate and discuss and question why nothing happened, but that wouldn’t be very productive (right now). The clear day roster was submitted at 3pm on Wednesday to the AHL and should be made available sometime Thursday. What we’ve had is what we’re getting for the playoffs.
It’s time to stop debating “what if’s” with the roster and time for this team built by Ted Nolan and Jody Gage to step up and prove that this mix of vets and prospects is good enough to make a long run in the playoffs. Everything else can be debated once the season is over.
Here’s the roster:
According to AHL by-laws, only those 22 players listed on a team’s Clear Day roster are eligible to compete in the remainder of the 2009-10 AHL regular season and in the 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs, unless emergency conditions arise as a result of recall, injury or suspension. Teams may also add signed junior players or players on amateur tryout contracts after their respective junior or college seasons are complete.
The following 22 players are currently on the Clear Day List for the Rochester Americans:
Goaltenders: Alexander Salak and Tyler Plante.
Defensemen: John de Gray, Keaton Ellerby, Rory Fitzpatrick, Jason Garrison, Jordan Henry, Mathieu Roy and Clay Wilson.
Forwards: Jimmy Bonneau, David Brine, Evgeny Dadonov, Michael Duco, Jamie Johnson, Steve MacIntyre, Shawn Matthias, Graham Mink, Victor Oreskovich, Michal Repik, Jeff Taffe, Chris Taylor and Mike York.
Players In Residence: Luke Beaverson, Mike Caruso, Maxime Gratchev, Scott Hotham, Daniel Steiner and Andrew Sweetland.
Below was my original post and guess at the roster.
Below is my guess at the roster. The only kink in the lineup would be the amount of vets. Could Max Gratchev replace Steiner? Keep an eye on Amerks.com or TheAHL.com on Thursday for the complete lineup, this just my guess.
John de Gray
In case of injuries Luke Beaverson, Andrew Sweetland, Jimmy Bonneau and Steve MacIntyre will still be around.