I wouldn't take it as a slight, and I don't think Sabourin would take it personal. He got booted from the Calgary system, played in Wheeling last year and WBS this year. He's technically moving up in the world. If the Pens could move either Caron or Thibault this summer, Dany will be the #3 in the org.
I just see it as a general screw, but that is how the farm team system works. They expect it, but it still crappy. Eh... It's like getting pizza, but not the topings you want, lol.