Hammies announce Clear Day roster…

The Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League announced their 2009-2010 Clear Day roster today, which consists of 20 skaters and two goaltenders.

According to AHL by-laws, only the players listed on a team’s Clear Day roster are eligible to compete in the remainder of the AHL regular season and in the 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs, unless emergency conditions arise as a result of injury, recall or suspension. Teams may also add signed junior players or players on amateur tryout contracts after Clear Day, but only once their respective junior or college seasons are complete.

The Bulldogs’ Clear Day roster consists of 12 forwards, eight defencemen and two goaltenders.

Forwards: David Desharnais, Mike Glumac, Ben Maxwell, Eric Neilson, Max Pacioretty, Aaron Palushaj, Tom Pyatt, Ryan Russell, Grant Stevenson, Brock Trotter, Ryan White and J.T. Wyman

Defencemen: Shawn Belle, Andre Benoit, Mathieu Carle, Alex Henry, Frederic St. Denis, P.K. Subban, Mike Vernace and Yannick Weber

Goaltenders: Cedrick Desjardins and Curtis Sanford

Players in Residence but not on the Clear Day list: Chad Anderson, Andrew Conboy, Olivier Fortier, Maxime Lacroix and Dany Masse

A player in residence can only be used during the remainder of the regular season or the playoffs if a combination of three members of the 22-man roster are injured, recalled or suspended.

(From Here).

First off, I seemed to have missed the fact that Vernace is a defenceman last night…. This is good because the Hammies seemed to be short a d-man or two a lot throughout the season…

Second… if the Hammies can only call up a guy if three players are missing… does this mean that we can keep Lacroix for now? Carle is out (they keep saying he’s probably done for the season), Pyatt and Maxwell are still slugging it out with the Habs so……? Anyone out there have a better idea of exactly how this works than me?

Third…. um…. I forgot :|

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4 Responses to Hammies announce Clear Day roster…

  1. Dannielle says:

    As long as 3 guys are hurt (which Carle & Pacioretty are) or called up (Pyatt & Maxwell), then the guys in residency can play. If that number gets to 2, then the others have to sit and give way to the guys on the list.

  2. I was hoping you would come around and clear that up xP But… does Patches count as being injured? If a guy is just sorta injured – like David was supposed to be gone for a while but then he wasn’t – does he count as being injured (and thus can a guy in residency be called into action)?

  3. Dannielle says:

    Yeah, Patches & Neilson are considered hurt, but the AHL is weird and doesn’t have any IR sort of thing… that’s kind of confusing. Why is the AHL so weird?

  4. Silly AHL D: Oh well.. it’s weird quirks are what make it special :D :D

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