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Penguins recall Tangradi:  Don’t Ask Me

UPDATE:  From the Penguins:

The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled left wing Eric Tangradi from Wheeling of the ECHL, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

Tangradi recorded two assists and a plus-2 rating in five preseason games with Pittsburgh.

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Paul's avatar

They just may be playing the cap game.  Some teams have made some strange moves today but tomorrow is another day.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 10/06/10 at 09:55 PM ET

Tony's avatar

No, they’ve got room….

One of the popular theories is that they may be preparing for a waiver pickup….

But the goalie callup from the ECHL is really strange, although it’s rumored that Fleury may be a little banged up….

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 10/06/10 at 09:58 PM ET

Flashtastick56's avatar

I have no idea what’s going on but…

Wheeling is closer to Pittsburgh than WBS…and they aren’t sure if they’re going to need a backup goalie or not…so they went with the guy from Wheeling. 

If they don’t need him, they’ll call ET back up from Wheeling…where he went only because it was closer than WBS?  Is that possible/logical?

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 10/06/10 at 10:04 PM ET

Tony's avatar

Sure it is…

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 10/06/10 at 10:05 PM ET

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Well at first i was thinking it was similar to the demotion that D’Aversa and Caputi got when they were sent down to Wheeling.  But that was from WBS, not from the NHL.

I would agree with everyone else here, this must have to do with the cap or callup reasoning… something I know little about.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 10/06/10 at 10:32 PM ET

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It seems to me Flash’s theory is the only one that seems to make sense.  If this were a cap move it makes no sense to recall another player which they did with Killeen. Why would you want to save about 200k on the cap instead of Tangradi’s full 700k?  One of the goalies must be in question for tomorrow so they’re playing it safe with bringing Killeen up.  If there was a serious injury/illness to one of the goalies it’d make much more sense to bring up thiessen/curry and let Tangradi play in the A as he’s the only waiver exempt player on the team.  As that wasn’t the case it seems that it must just be that they’re just being safe and having Tangradi go to the closer farm team so he can get back for the game tomorrow quicker.

Posted by JBM on 10/06/10 at 10:51 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Rossi said it procedural only

Posted by Evilpens on 10/06/10 at 10:58 PM ET

Tony's avatar

I’m just gonna shut up until someone from the Penguins lets everyone know what the hell’s going on….

It’s bad enough when the team makes a baffling roster move, but when you compound it with Twittexperts, it just gets out of control….

And I’ll just leave it at that…. wink

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 10/06/10 at 11:03 PM ET

Stilly's avatar

“It’s bad enough when the team makes a baffling roster move, but when you compound it with Twittexperts, it just gets out of control…. “

Is Andy Sutton on Twitter, Tony?

Posted by Stilly on 10/07/10 at 09:10 AM ET

Nathan's avatar

Paperwork error?

Weird.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 10/07/10 at 10:34 AM ET

Tony's avatar

It’ll get explained eventually…..

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 10/07/10 at 10:39 AM ET

Russian Rocket's avatar

Joe Yerdon over at Pro Hockey Talk did an article on it…

http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2010/10/awkward-salary-shuffle-gets-penguins-prospect-eric-tangradi-sent-to-echl.php

To sum it up, Staal is on injured non-roster list and not on LTIR as of yet, until then his cap hit counts and they needed some wiggle room.

Posted by Russian Rocket on 10/07/10 at 10:54 AM ET

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