I used to have a very strong opinion of Dmitry Afanasenkov's potential. I figured he just had to shoot more and learn how to finish and he would become as potent a weapon as Martin St. Louis.
Well, he may just be finished period. He and off season pickup Andreas Karlsson have been waived by the Lightning. If no team picks them up, they will be re-assigned to Springfield of the AHL.
Watching the game last night (and several games as of late) I though Affy might be more of a problem than part of the solution and it would appear that the powers-that-be have come to the same conclusion. Good luck Dmitry.
Further from the story:
Though Feaster indicated the move was made as a backup plan after defensemen Filip Kuba and Paul Ranger suffered minor injuries Thursday night, the GM also said he was close to making a trade last week before the holiday roster freeze went into effect.
The roster freeze has been lifted, more than a million dollars cleared under the cap... Just what is Jay planning here?