That's actually slightly surprising that he was sent back so early. I thought he had a good shot at coming back, but was surprised he was assigned right back to the Tigers instead of the AHL.
He Joins Ty Stanton who was sent back yesterday.
Left At Camp
Marek Langhamer (20)
Miles Koules (20)
Tyler Lewington (20)
The Tigers overagers all remain away.
Kyle Becker(20) Tommy Vannelli (19)
Ty Stanton(19) Matt Staples(19)
Connor Hobbs(17) Scott Allan(18)
David Quenneville(16) Ty Schultz(17)
I really don't know what the Tigers will do here, and I find this scenario hard to explain. Evaluating their roster, Its difficult to make decisions when 3 overagers are still away at camp. There could still be a surprise that happens.
They will need to cut/trade at least 2 players to get down to the 25 player limit in 3 weeks.
( 1 of them very highly likely to be a 20 yr old when Lewington returns)
They basically have 4 guys (Allan, Schultz,Quenneville,Forrest) competing for 1 spot, and that opens up a ton of questions...
If they keep a young 16 in Quenneville as well as 8 Defenceman does he see 40 games as required?
Maybe they send him down and keep 2 17's.
Do they throw Allan up at forward bringing a physical presence up front? They would still need to cut down 2 players on the back-end.
Does a guy like Staples/Allan get traded with the young prospects stepping up, bringing in a power forward? I see this team as a dark-horse contender depending on what their forwards can bring, and if that is the case I'd prefer Staples experience back on D, as it would make their defense one of, if not the best in the league
Do they cut one or two of the 17's in Schultz/Forrest? Both of them good players.
What can they get in trades for Staples, Allan, Schultz/Forrest?
All the scenarios make my head spin. All these young guys are good, and next year their will be room with a bit of turnover. I do think if they have a shot at upgrading a good player with size up front they should seriously consider it even if they are losing playing years from a young Defenseman (which is rare). What would you do?