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I haven’t seen word from the organization explaining what Svechnikov could have been doing better in his four games or how much input Blashill had in this decision versus Yzerman making the actual call to assign him. Lots goes on behind closed doors, but this remains puzzling.
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“I think it’s impressive what he’s doing,” MacLellan said. “I see the videos like you guys see the video. I don’t know how likely or unlikely it is. I mean, he had valve replacement surgery. It would be pretty incredible if he was able to come back. I guess we’ll see where he is at the end here.
“Probably unlikely, but I wouldn’t rule it out.”
Equal parts impressed and worried thinking about this.