Yep, I just posted the same thought. Kesler wouldcome back and take over Manny's responsibilities, which makes him the de-facto third line center on this team for the time being. I'm fine with that, if that's truly what GMMG is thinking. If this turns into an AV popcorn line maker fiasco, though, through April and whatever part of May we're still around for, then this is pretty risky stuff and an (albeit plug like) Handzus would have made more sense (where Kesler retains all of his 2nd line duties upon his return).
A few things about Handzus though - he's a 2.5 cap hit - which could effect other deals - and aside from his faceoff %, his underling numbers, beyond his utterly dismal point production, are just terrible.
SJ were fairly anxious to dump this guy for anything they could get - I was shocked they got a 4th.
There are a lot of guys I would much rather have. Goc, Gordon, Thompson to name a few.