Jan 3, 2014, 6:35 PM EDT
Volchenkov, placed on IR retroactively to Dec. 27 (the date of his last game, a shootout loss to Columbus), is out with “general body soreness” but believed to be close to a return. His IR designation paves the way for Sislo, a career minor-leaguer, to make the jump up to the NHL and possibly make his debut tonight against the defending Cup champion Blackhawks.
No pressure, kid.
UPDATE: Sislo is in…
— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) January 3, 2014
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