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Evgeny Svechnikov On Earning A Spot With The Wings

from Max Bultman of The Athletic,

Svechnikov said he has met new general manager Steve Yzerman only briefly, and that he mainly just wanted to know about the knee. But he’s not concerning himself much with what exactly the team’s brass is expecting or looking for from him when Traverse City arrives. His goals are singular.

“I have no idea,” he said. “I don’t really care what they’re looking at (with) me, you can put it that way. Because I just want to go out there and take my spot. That’s really it. Doesn’t matter last year if I was hurt or (not). And I don’t really expect, from them, anything. Obviously they want to expect from me, they want to see what it’s like, but at the same time they know I was injured. To me, it doesn’t matter. I just want to go out there and take my spot and make the team.”

more (paid), he has been living with Larkin over the summer...

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Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

I am not expecting much from Svech because I haven’t seen much from him because of the injuries. Right now I see him as a bust. Hope I am wrong but they just traded for Erne so that adds one more he has to beat for his spot.

If I remember correctly they gave him an extra year before he has to pass through waivers so this is it pretty much. Next summer may be too late as other high draft picks will be in the spotlight.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 08/15/19 at 11:41 PM ET

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