Translated from La Presse
Guy Carbonneau rarely dodge questions from the media. Even the ones he dislikes.
But yesterday when asked about the possibility of a player being sent back to Hamilton Carbo didn’t answer. “Bob (Gainey), Pierre (Gauthier) and Julien (Brisebois) are working on it and I’m sure they knows what’s coming.”
What is coming? Mike Komisarek is about to come back in the lineup brigning the number of players available to 25. Considering Matt D’Agostini success he may not be sent back right away. This would open the door to either Sergei Kostitsyn or Ryan O’Byrne in the American League.
After re-reading the CBA carefully, I thought I could clarify some things about the waiver rule. There are four players who can be sent down without having to clear waivers instead of two like I previously mentioned. I’m obviously not counting D’Agostini here.
Carey Price doesn’t have to clear waivers until he played 80 games in the NHL (playoffs included). He played 73 as of yet.
O’Byrne would be safe from
Sergei K needs to play 160 games. He has 87.
Jaroslav Halak has only 31 games in the NHL and will need to clear waiver after the fourth year of his contract which means next year he would have to clear waivers.
Obviously you can forget about the two goalies being sent down so the only two other options are Sergei and Ryan, if Carbonneau and Gainey decide to keep Matt D’Agostini. With Mike Komisarek already practicing with his teammates, a decision should be made soon.