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Brian Strait, even after playing a couple games in the Flyers playoff series when Paul Martin got injured, was placed on waivers to be reassigned to WBS. Opening the door for Simon Despres, Ben Lovejoy and Robert Bortuzzo. Bad luck for Strait. Hopefully he makes it through he waiver line safe. I'm a little apprehensive about Despres being full time NHL roster ready. But if Disco Dan thinks so, I'm in.
Worth noting, the other WBS guys called up for the scrimmage were all sent back down. Shocker.
Essentially now with a 23 man roster, this is what the opening day roster could look like:
Forwards: Craig Adams, Matt Cooke, Sidney Crosby, Pascal Dupuis, Tanner Glass, Dustin Jeffrey, Tyler Kennedy, Chris Kunitz, Evgeni Malkin, James Neal, Brandon Sutter, Eric Tangradi and Joe Vitale
Defensemen: Robert Bortuzzo, Simon Despres, Deryk Engelland, Kris Letang, Ben Lovejoy, Paul Martin, Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik
Goatenders: Marc-Andre Fleury and Tomas Vokoun