The Stars sent James Neal and Mark Fistric down to the Manitoba Moose of the AHL and Chris Conner back down to the Peoria Rivermen of the AHL today.
I saw the Fistric thing coming. Tippett has said nothing but bad things of him this season, and he most likely will be the odd man out when Zubie returns. I figured Chris Conner would be going back down soon since he didn’t even play last night.
Sending Neal down leaves us with too few forwards to skate a full 4 lines, not that Tippett has been doing that anyway. Heika seems to think that they just sent Neal down to work out salary cRap stuff with Zubie and Lehtinen hopefully returning soon. I don’t like them sending Neal down, and sending him down just because he is the only one who doesn’t have to go through waivers is stupid. They shouldn’t have spent all of their money on Richards and Avery because this whole sending people down “just because of cap space” is getting ridiculous.