By Michael Russo
Coming to you live from a Minneapolis coffee shop where I decided to come to get some work done. Sometimes you just have to admit you’ve got a problem, and I admit it. I like coffee. So shoot me.
Actually, they know me here and had the IV ready.
Just a quick update. Stensaas will be on later.
According to multiple sources, the Wild placed center Krys Kolanos on waivers at 11 a.m. A team can claim him by at 11 a.m. tomorrow, but the Wild has reassigned him to AHL Houston.
Kolanos fizzled recently and Jacques Lemaire never seemed overly enamored with him. Kolanos had one goal and two assists the past 11 games.
The Wild has called up center Peter Olvecky, who never really got much of a shot in a nondescript training camp. His girlfriend from back home, at least as of the first couple months this season, actually goes to school here in the Twin Cities.
Heck of a 24 hours for agent Allan Walsh, eh? Pierre-Marc Bouchard, two and one. Milan Michalek, two. Michael Frolik, one and two. And Olvecky’s been unlocked and will be getting his first taste of the National Hockey League.
Speaking of unlocked, Corey Locke isn’t. He’s having a great offensive season down in Houston and just starred in the All-Star Game, yet he’s not getting a sniff yet. From what I’ve heard from people inside the organization at times, Locke, who once starred in junior with a fella named Matt Foy, is super-skilled but has a tendency to score goals at both ends of the rink if you catch my drift. His size is also a bit of an issue.
Like I said, Stensaas on later. Back to work. Refillll please.