|Toby Petersen and Francis Wathier|
If you are unfamiliar with the veteran rule and want to brush up, read more here. At its core, the veteran rule ensures that the AHL remains a development league by limiting the number of veteran players allowed to dress for any one game. The limit is six players with 260 games or more of NHL, AHL, IHL and European Elite league experience (one of whom must have less than 320 games). If it's still confusing, read the explanation I linked above.
The Stars' veteran rule situation shakes out as follows. Remember that all game totals are calculated at the beginning of the season.
In summary, what this means is that one of the players listed in the table will have to sit every night in order to satisfy the veteran rule. Usually when this happens in the league, the scratch is rotated among a few players. Right now it's a non-issue with the injury of Toby Petersen. Of course, if Sceviour is called up, this is also a moot point.
However, when Petersen returns and Sceviour is in the lineup, someone has to sit. Coach Desjardins is rather unlikely, you'd think, to healthy scratch Sceviour, Morin or Mueller. That leaves Petersen, Wathier, Meech and Fortunus. Given the unsteadiness on the blue line due to injury that led to this signing in the first place, my bet is on an alternating scratch for Wathier and Petersen.
(Stick tap to Margaret in the comments for bringing this up)
I wondered why they had signed him. Maybe they're expecting to lose Sceviour for good very soon.ReplyDelete
They signed a Defenseman not a forward, I would expect this has more to do with Boutet leaving Idaho for college than SceviourDelete
Well explained.Thank you Stephen.ReplyDelete
So who goes back to Idaho on D now, Labrie or Button?ReplyDelete
Don't forget that Russ Sinkewich is here on PTO. He will probably be released before either goes down.Delete