Chirps from Center Ice

A fan blog about the AHL's Wilkes-Barre / Scranton Penguins

Bye Bye Bigras

This kinda came out of left field today…

Future considerations trade. Usually means the Wolves pay for the first round of drinks at the League Meetings over the summer. Or, it’s a gussied up way of saying they gave the guy away for nothing.

I don’t know if Bigras wanted out or anything. He has only played in 28 games due to being out with an injury which cost him about a month. He has 10 points. It’s not a trade that hurts Wilkes-Barre at all. Bigras is an expendable player. Warm body for warm body.

It’s also a, “play your kids” deal too. Bigras is not in the future for the Wilkes-Barre or Pittsburgh Penguins. Clayton Phillips, whom the Penguins drafted in the third round in 2017, signed an ATO last week with Coal Street. Pittsburgh signed free agent defenseman Colin Swoyer Monday. These kids are the potential future of the organization, not some lineup yo-yo defenseman who has played 28 games for a team battling for its playoff life.

More Wednesday, for the Weekend Preview teeing up Hartford, Lehigh Valley and Bridgeport this week.

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