Cuma returned to junior; Gillies, Pouliot survive final cuts

Posted on October 5th, 2008 – 3:11 PM
By Michael Russo

I’ll be on KFAN at 2:20 p.m. today to talk Gaborik and more.
From Monday’s practice, Colton Gillies has been informed he is officially an NHL rookie. Also, Josh Harding is practicing, but no Marek Zidlicky.


Well, yes and no.

As usual, Doug Risebrough’s keeping everything close to the vest.

Benoit Pouliot has definitely made the team. We’ll know more on Colton Gillies tomorrow, but it certainly looks like he made the team. Remember, he signed a three-year deal last March.

After all, wingers Danny Irmen and Cal Clutterbuck, center Krys Kolanos and defenseman Justin Falk were assigned to AHL Houston.

It sounds like Risebrough just wants to have a discussion with Gillies first in the morning. The team was off today. 

With defenseman Marek Zidlicky (ankle) still out, right now defensemen Erik Reitz and Tomas Mojzis remain.

As expected, defenseman Tyler Cuma was returned to the OHL Ottawa 67s today.

Right now, with Josh Harding out with a scratched cornea, Barry Brust stays. If Harding isn’t ready for opening night, the team will decide whether Brust stays or if he’ll be swapped for Nolan Schaefer.

Rosters have to be submitted Wednesday by 2 p.m.

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