Update 1:18 pm
Reports are that Butler, Lindbohm and Jaskin have been assigned to Chicago and Fabbri back to juniors. I am trying to research how Lindbohm can go as it was my understanding that his Finland contract only had an NHL roster out. More to come on that front. JR is saying that Lindbohm choose to go to Chicago over Finland because he was told that he was close to the NHL. What he wants is all well and good but the real question is whether he is already under contract in Finland and what the contract allows to happen. I wonder if this story will develop over the next few days.
Other implications are that Gunnarsson must be coming of IR already or perhaps that he was never really put on IR. This seems very odd but I would bet it is the latter. JR confirmed that the earlier reports of him going on IR were not accurate.
Army is also keeping the roster at 22 to save cap dollars. No reason to eat up cap when the schedule is so light in October just to sit in the press box and practice.
I'm glad Jaskin got sent down as he needs to play real minutes in the hopes of developing. Again, my prediction was what I thought they would do, not what I would do.
Update 11:15am on October 7th
Per Jeremy Rutherford - "based on practice, you'd have to believe Fabrri is one of final three cuts. Other two will come from Lindbohm/Butler, Jaskin/Porter"
Also, Mueller on unconditional waivers to be let out of his contract, likely to go to Europe.
Here is my predicted Opening night lineup:
Forwards: Berglund, Backes, Oshie, Steen, Stastny, Lindstrom, Tarasenko, Schwartz, Lehtera, Reaves, Ott, Lapierre,
Pressbox: Paajarvi, Jaskin
D: Bouwmeester, Shattenkirk, Pietrangelo, Linbohm, Jackman, Leopold
G: Elliott, Allen
Waived and assigned- Porter
Assigned - Fabbri
We'll find out how accurate I was come Thursday night. It's a great day for hockey.