"We're down to a bare-bone operation in terms of players," Patrick said. "After this weekend, we'll be down to 12 forwards, six defensemen and two goalies, and any time you get in that situation and have an injury, you can bring people up (from the American Hockey League) on emergency, and it doesn't affect what's going on down there in terms of being able to go back and play in the playoffs. That's important for us because we want to see these guys as much as we can this spring and make some decisions on them for the future and for our lineup in the future."
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Yep, we're looking at young guys when we need players. I guess that's why Nasredine was recalled. There's a guy with a bright NHL future.