9/29 Recap: Armia off the schneid

Joel Armia scored his first goal of the year Thursday as Assat defeated JYP, 5-2. The 6'3 wing, who was also whistled for three minor penalties, broke his season seal at 10:01 of the first period via snapshot. The penalties cut-in to his first line minutes, causing Armia to finish with an even 13:00 of work. Assat returns to action Saturday against HIFK.

In the OHL, Steve Shipley scored his first goal of the year as Niagara fell to Mississauga, 6-4. The 6'3 Shipley tied a career-low with a -4 rating in the loss, including a first period that saw him on the ice for three goals against.

Dan Catenacci notched a power play assist as Owen Sound won in a shootout over Barrie, 2-1. The 5'10 center has five points (2+3) in his first three games in an Attack sweater. Gregg Sutch scored a shootout goal for the Colts, while Alex Lepkowski was even with a minor penalty. Barrie travels to Niagara on Friday. The Attack faceoff with Mississauga.

On Wednesday, Mark Pysyk picked up a roughing minor as Edmonton downed Prince Albert, 4-1. The Oil Kings will host Medicine Hat on Friday.
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boos
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Friday, September 30, 2011 ×

hey, kris...

two things: could armia be on a dennis persson-like journey to the nhl?

and, if mackenzie and boychuk don't get signed, how many professional contracts does the sabres' organization have on the books?

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Kris Baker
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Friday, September 30, 2011 ×

Boos - I'll get back to you with that # later tonight.

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Anonymous
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Friday, September 30, 2011 ×

It looks like they have 44 under contract. A team is allowed 50 total under an NHL contract. Teams want some space to give them leeway to add players through waiver or trades.

What happened to Dennis McCauley?

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Kris Baker
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Friday, September 30, 2011 ×

Thanks, anon. I've been at work, and thus limited (well not allowed ;)) on research time...

McCauley likely was not tendered or did not accept. I checked Euro league transfers a couple weeks back and didn't see anything. (I saw Wudrick signed in the DEL, but no McCauley).

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Kris Baker
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Friday, September 30, 2011 ×

and ps Boos - Armia may very well be on the Enroth/Persson journey in that he could spend two post-draft seasons in Europe before coming to NA. As of now, I think that's likely.

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