ClamRussel wrote:Strange but doesn't mean anything. If a player is on IR for 73 games, why wouldn't he be put on LTIR? Nevertheless, he team was at the max 23-man limit *with* Kesler on IR. RK's return was imminent and they had a waiver problem. Only Schroeder could be sent down w/o being waived and clearly they wanted to keep him up. Shut down Manny = problem solved. Kesler was now practicing w/ a blue jersey which meant he could receive contact. Within one day, Manny was put on IR and Kesler was off it.dbr wrote:Doesn't really fit with the fact that Manny spent a grand total of 0 days on LTIR, but whatever..ClamRussel wrote:...no one will admit it, but the cap situation was the elephant in the room. Malhotra being "shut down" just happened to coincide w/ Kesler returning from injury. They were up against the wall last year when this "coincidentally" happened.
That makes a little more sense, that it was a roster issue not a cap issue. But, if it was a roster issue why not waive Manny? Either way you lose him and his services.