Thursday, January 27, 2011

Reinforcements from Washington (Updated)

UPDATE:  Many of you probably already know and thanks to Melissa for leaving the comment below but the Perreault and Beagle transactions were simply paper transactions and neither player is anticipated to report to Hershey. 

I am not sure what the point of this is as both players are waiver exempt so there does not appear to be a need to do the transaction.  But there must have been a reason that I am not aware of.  Oh well.

This is big news considering the Bears are entering an unscheduled 3 in 3 with the 3rd game an afternoon start time....

Jay Beagle, Mathieu Perreault, and Braden Holtby have all been reassigned to Hershey by the Capitals. 

Honestly I figured Holtby would be reassigned so that he could participate in the AHL All-Star festivities since the Caps won't even practice again until Monday.

But the other two are surprises to me.  I am not 100% convinced that this is a permanent move.  It could be that they sent them down just so they could keep working through the NHL All-Star break. 

Whether this is temporary or permanent (as much as the AHL rosters can be) this is a welcome addition and it will be great to see Beags and Perry back in Bears uniforms!!

1 comment:

Melissa said...

The Beagle and Perreault assignments are paper transactions only. They're not actually scheduled to report to Hershey, only Holtby will report.