Pour yourself a stiff drink and read the latest Mike Colligan joint about the Pen's dizzying salary cap situation. [ THW ]
The four biggest takeaways from this
The most likely scenario would see Conner and Ruopp returned to Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday morning. Conner has already cleared waivers and can be assigned at any time, while Ruopp does not need to clear waivers to be demoted.
LTIR Relief to Exceed the Cap = Player Salary minus Available Space at Time of Designation
LTIR Relief: $2 million – $17,499 = $1,982,501
The Tangradi situation reminded us that Wheeling is only 60 miles from Pittsburgh while Wilkes-Barre is about 260. If a player is only being demoted temporarily, a quick down-and-back to Wheeling makes more sense.
4. Maata vs Kobasew
As Colligan pointed out, Rossi said the Pens and Kobasew couldn't agree Sunday. Kind of begs the question on what exactly Kobasew thinks he is worth. Colligan thinks the Pens will sign him if they send Maatta back to juniors.
This is an elite article by Colligan and should be viewed as a roadmap for tomorrow because there are a ton of moving parts.