I can't remember if Pinizzotto was among the players we put on waivers prior to the lockout to allow him to play on the Wolves or not. Obviously he had played for them, but if he was brought up to allow him to rehab with thee Canucks, then perhaps that's why he'd have to hit our roster first before going down to the Wolves?
i dont get it. so pinni has to report to the canucks? why cant he just report to chicago after injury then call him up if he's playing good after a little conditioning down there. It wouldnt make much sense to waive volpatti now, we could have an injury from now untill pinnizotto is up to speed in the minors
is that mackenzie speculating or the actual plan we have to follow?
It'd be much more clear if Pinizzotto had been injured since the summer, since he'd definitely be on the injured non-roster list in that case. Then he'd have to clear and go down to the Wolves once ready and we'd have to have a roster spot for him to come off IR before he could be sent down. Not so sure since he was injured during the current Wolves season, but then also before the NHL season due to the lockout...
More from twitter:
Volpatti's agent Peter Cooney says his client is "dissapointed" because he wants to be in the NHL and in Vancouver.
Cooney was told by Canucks they like his client but that they want to free up a roster spot and get Volpatti more ice.
Cooney is confident Volpatti will be back in the NHL soon - in Vancouver or elsewhere.
Also, Jonathan Willis put up an article on this in the Edmonton Journal:
A team looking for fourth-line depth and toughness could do worse than Volpatti, but it would not be a surprise if the 27-year old cleared waivers either.