Game Day Updates
Technically, Smith and Veleno got put back on the Taxi Squad today. Likely they’ll be back up for gametime.
John Tortorella says postgame Matiss Kivlenieks will start again tomorrow in goal. He ended up with 31 saves on 34 shots against. #CBJ— Jeff Svoboda (@JacketsInsider) May 8, 2021
Dude scored his first NHL goal against us last night and this is his reward.
Or it could make perfect sense. Your call:
My guess on why Gavin Bayreuther was assigned to Cleveland :
The Monsters are trying to win first place in the division right now. The Grand Rapids Griffins beat the Chicago Wolves last night which means the race for the Sam Pollock Trophy is even tighter than before.
- Elaine Shircliff @imaraindancer on Twitter.
(Brian Hedger also reports he was told it was due to waiver rules, which makes this make sense. The Monsters have three more games this season, all against Grand Rapids. If Bayreuther plays game 10, he’d have to be put on waivers to head back there).
Jakub Vrana - Michael Rasmussen - Filip Zadina
Richard Panik - Vladislav Namestnikov - Valtteri Filppula
Givani Smith - Joe Veleno - Sam Gagner
Darren Helm - Luke Glendening - Mattias Brome
Oliver Bjorkstrand - Max Domi - Cam Atkinson
Mikhail Grigorenko - Jack Roslovic - Emil Bemstrom
Liam Foudy - Kevin Stenlund - Patrik Laine
Eric Robinson - Ryan MacInnis - Nathan Gerbe
Michael Del Zotto - Seth Jones
Vladislav Gavrikov - AndrewPeeke
Scott Harrington- Dean Kukan
Keys to the Game
In all seriousness, I want to thank all the folks who have been with us this season. I truly love our fan community and how much like family this place can feel. I’ll be real thrilled to share the experience of the Red Wings’ rise to prominence again with you (which will come sometime after we all get to share the experience of not talking about the end of the regular season as though it’s a hard stopping point until next year).
We’ll keep the posts going but I already can’t wait until we get to start the gameday traditions again. LGRW