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Torts on the unsettled defense, again from Stockholm

NHL.com's Dan Rosen, and you all should follow him during the season, also sent this along...

Torts: "Michael Sauer will be ready to play (Friday), and since Marc (Staal) isn't here we continue to look to see if we can get some help there."

We've had conversations today. I think it has to happen pretty quickly if it does, and it could. I don't know. With the uncertainty of Marc, we're certainly looking to try to help us there. We'll see what happens.

On the waiving of Bickel and Bell, who, if they clear, could be available Friday:

"Well, I have my concerns. I've got to be honest with you, I have my concerns. I think Bick has had a very good camp; last night he really struggled. Bell has been fair, but again we're, as a lot of teams are, trying to upgrade their D. I don't say that to put a negative on them, but you always have to try to make your team better and we're looking."

Michael (Del Zotto) has had a good camp and I think the Eminger signing this summer was a very important one for the reason we're in right now. If we're going to bump them down to a five-six position to try to get a top four, that's a stretch, that's a stretch.

 

 

 

 

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