The Carolina Hurricanes reassigned defenseman Bryan Rodney to Albany this afternoon. It is expected that Tim Gleason will be ready to play against the New York Rangers on Monday night.
This move means that Rodney remains behind Jay Harrison and Brett Carson on the Carolina depth chart, a position many fans might not agree with. While Harrison and Carson have played well, Rodney is better on the powerplay and has scored more points per game played. The Carolina powerplay has thrived recently and is rated the best in the NHL during the month of December.
Time will tell if the reassignment hurts the team's performance while with the man advantage.