Vancouver Canucks Forward Jeff Tambellini Was Not Recalled From Manitoba Moose

November 6th, 2010 by Kevin W Leave a reply »
Update: Apparently Jeff Tambellini was mistakenly listed on the roster and has not been called up from the Moose.

News broke Saturday morning that the Vancouver Canucks had recalled Jeff Tambellini from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, a puzzling move considering the reason they sent him down to the minors following the return of Alex Burrows to protect an asset.

Tambellini was placed on waivers on October 5, cleared the next day, and was assigned to the Manitoba Moose. Then he was recalled from the Moose on October 8. Beginning on that day, Tambellini would be exempt from waivers for 30 days and/or 10 games.

Then on November 2, after six games played and 25 days on the NHL roster he was re-assigned to the Moose with the return of Alex Burrows. Today would be his 26th day on a NHL roster since clearing waivers; once he hits 30 days he will become eligible for waivers again.

Why did the Canucks make this move? Even with Rick Rypien returning from a suspension, the Canucks would be at the minimum of 20 healthy players and following this game, the Canucks will be embarking on a five game Eastern road trip t ...

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