The date is Tuesday, March 19th. Justin Bailey has been recalled by the Philadelphia Flyers from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Again.
But wasn’t he just waived? Why, yes, yes he was.
Wait, wasn’t he just here? Why, yes, yes he was.
Haven’t we been through this before? Why, yes, yes we have.
Former Broad Street Hockey writer and current staff writer with The Athletic, Charlie O’Connor, has an explanation.
So what Fletcher has chosen to do is always keep the bare minimum number of forwards on his roster. As a result, whenever a regular is unable to play, it immediately becomes an "emergency" situation and Bailey can be recalled without counting against the 4 limit.— Charlie O'Connor (@charlieo_conn) March 18, 2019
So Bailey has to keep getting sent down after everybody is good to go... and then he comes back up when there's a forward who might not play.— Charlie O'Connor (@charlieo_conn) March 18, 2019
After tonight’s game against the Montreal Canadiens, there are nine games left in the season — how many more times do you expect to see this same transaction?
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