Abel to Yzerman

Abel to Yzerman

It's Time For Evgeny Svechnikov

04/19/2020 at 6:51am EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Next season, Svechnikov, 23, is no longer exempt from waivers, so he’ll either start the season with the Red Wings — or be exposed on waivers and risk being lost to another team for nothing in return.

The assumption is, the Wings will keep Svechnikov and give him his first extended NHL look. It’s certainly what he wants.

That elusive prolonged chance to prove himself.

“I believe I’m good enough to play in the NHL,” said Svechnikov, who has played in 20 NHL games (2 goals, 2 assists). “I’m not thinking about where. I’m just going to come (to training camp) and do my best and go from there.

“It’s time. I’m not getting any younger.”

That is true. Svechnikov, a rugged 6-foot-3, 208-pound right wing has been on the brink of the NHL, but several factors have kept him out.

No room on the NHL roster, the organization wanting to make sure Svechnikov earned more pro experience in the AHL, injuries, and his inconsistency in Grand Rapids have conspired against him.

more

Create an Account

In order to leave a comment, please create an account.

About Abel to Yzerman

Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977. No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y. Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation. There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature. Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that.

Most Recent Posts

Most Recent Comments

Comment by Paul in Kukla's Korner Hockey from the entry NHL Short Notes - 41 minutes ago
Comment by SYF in Abel to Yzerman from the entry Videos- Wrapping Up A Win In Tampa - 2 hours ago