Sep 28, 2012, 5:09 PM EDT
Jeff Skinner was projected to be one of the AHL’s top players for the duration of the lockout, but it remains to be seen if he’ll actually play in the league.
He chose not to report to the Charlotte Checkers’ training camp for fitness testing on Friday and Checkers coach Jeff Daniels doesn’t expected Skinner to be on the ice with them tomorrow, according to the Checkers’ official website.
“He’s still back in the Toronto area training,” said Daniels. “He has the team’s consent, and we’ll see where things go from here.”
The Hurricanes assigned Skinner to the AHL prior to the lockout, which gives him the option to play for Charlotte if he so chooses.
“If this lockout drags on and he decides he wants to play some games, Charlotte will be an option for him,” said Daniels.
Checkers fans can still take comfort in the fact that the team expects the other players on their camp roster to attend, including Justin Faulk, who played in 66 NHL games last season.
- Stars win one night after Peverley collapse, give Miller first Blues loss 4
- Crosby, Pens continue recent dominance of Ovechkin, Caps 27
- Terry Trafford’s body found in Michigan on Tuesday 8
- PHT Extra: What happens if the Caps miss the playoffs? 18
- Wings can’t afford regulation loss to Jackets 6
- ‘It’s obvious Tortorella can’t come back next year,’ writes Vancouver reporter 60
- NHL on NBCSN: Capitals fight to earn first win vs. Penguins in 26 months 11
- Vanquished: Isles stun Canucks with seven-goal third period 27
- Peverley asked to return to game following ‘cardiac event’ 23
- Peverley hospitalized, conscious after collapsing on Stars bench (Update) 19
- BLOCKBUSTER: Lightning trade St. Louis to Rangers for Callahan (82)
- Kings make splash, acquire Gaborik from Columbus (72)
- Chiasson ‘shaken up’ by Peverley incident, won’t dress for Stars tonight (72)
- Steve Moore remains shocked, disgusted about Todd Bertuzzi attack (71)
- ‘It’s obvious Tortorella can’t come back next year,’ writes Vancouver reporter (60)