In his blog today, Erik Erlendsson reports the following
players took to the ice for practice today, indicating what the final roster will look like:
- Vincent Lecavalier
- Ruslan Fedotenko
- Brad Richards
- Martin St. Louis
- Andreas Karlsson - Nikita Alexeev
- Tim Taylor - Eric Perrin
(No mention of Rob DiMaio, who is out indefinately with a Grade 2 concussion)
- Dan Boyle
Nolan Pratt - Cory Sarich
- Luke Richardson
did not skate today)
Erlendsson stresses no formal announcement of cuts has been made, though it is expected today, but it appears by their absence that Mitch Fritz
, Norm Milley, and Andy Delmore have been put on waivers on the road to Springfield. Any or all of the three could be claimed by another team. Milley played against Detroit last night, Delmore and Fritz did not. Matt Smaby
will be sent to Springfield per the [i]Tampa Tribune[/i]
today, though coach John Tortorella said Smaby has earned the right to be an early call-up.
"[Smaby's] had one [heck] of a good camp and we didn't expect him to be here this long," Tortorella told the [i]Tribune[/i]. "He has shown that he is right there at the depth chart. In my perception, he has shown he belongs right in the thick of things on our depth chart.
"He'll go down to Springfield and continue working on his game, but don't be surprised if he gets a sniff here shortly because you never know what happens."