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Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Early Aero Roster Cuts

Via Aeros media relations, here is a list of the six players cut from camp this week, leaving the roster at 29 players.

LW Maxime Boisclair
RW Josef Fojtik
RW Justin Kinnunen
LW Maxime Lincourt
RW Derek Merlini
D John Wessbecker

The really interesting cuts are going to be next week, and it's going to involve the goalie situation. In Barry Brust, Wade Dublelewicz, and Anton Khudobin, the Aeros have three goalies capable of playing a good game at the AHL level as well as being capable of playing some time in the NHL should it be required. In the past, Khudobin would be the easy cut, but I was asking around yesterday, and it seemed evident that the team likes Khudobin, especially after his playoff performance. Ultimately, I think that it will be Khudobin who gets sent down, but it won't be an easy decision for Kevin Constantine and Troy Ward.

We can probably also expect, because of injuries up in Minnesota, for the Aeros to be keeping a few of the extra forwards around for a bit until the likes of Irmen and Kassian are returned to Houston, and until that time comes when the Wild figures out what it's going to do with Gillies and Pouliot.

1 comment:

artandhockey said...

Interesting! What will develop? This season is shaping up to be exciting, in a sorta 'what's next' way!