Returning healthy after suffering an injury that tossed all but 15 games to the sidelines last season, he’s off to a less than stellar start with only a goal, a pair of assists and a -6 rating in 20 contests.
His team is also suffering from sub par performances on more nights than not. As they say, there’s plenty of blame to go around.
He’s in the third campaign of his one-way deal but not producing and with the team slumping he finds himself on the outs, reassigned to minor league affiliate Worcester Sharks.
It’s his first appearance in the AHL in 7 years.
In two games he has one assist.
The 31-year old could be a huge asset with the farm club or could easily find himself on the payoff end of a buyout after this season.