He's under contract, so the answer would be yes on the taxi squad. I think the Blues would rather have him in the Western Hockey League again assuming that league ever gets going this season.
Well, Jason Botterill was fired as Buffalo GM last June, I'm sure in part because of the O'Reilly deal. He was hired on Tuesday as assistant GM of the expansion Seattle Kraken.
Some breaking news here: the Blues have announced they are going with Enterprise and Stifel _ two helmet decals _ this season.
Thanks for this info. I'm sure it's very helpful to some Blues fans. And yes, nap up next Wednesday.
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Hah. That's why it's handy to have a 24-year-old still living at home.
In terms of hockey, the AHL still hopes to get up and running this season _ right now it's Feb. 5 at the earliest, or about three weeks after the NHL start.. So I wouldn't give up on that just yet. The expectation is that by next October, minor league hockey will be running on a normal schedule with the pandemic (hopefully) behind us.
Kyrou certainly is getting the first bite of the apple. But barring injury or COVID keeping somebody out of the lineup, one of those two could be odd man out in terms of opening the season with a regular lineup spot.
Well, as I mentioned in the answer to the previous question, barring injury or COVID, there won't be a spot for everyone in the lineup at the start of the season. The Blues right now have 25 regulars (guys with NHL experience) for just 23 spots. And that's not including the injured Tarasenko. So there are some tough decisions to be made. De la Rose or MacEachern could be gone one way or the other. Maybe one or both clears waivers and ends up on the taxi squad, at least to start the season.
He's still in Russia playing for Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. In fact, he played today, logged like 14 minutes. It could be that the Blues will keep him there playing games until the AHL starts playing. Any chance of making the opening-day roster is gone.
OK. That's it for today. Talk to you next week. And thanks for playing. . . .