As an update on the battles for roster spots here in Tampa Bay, center Marc-Antoine Pouliot was placed on waivers with the intention of sending him to the Norfolk Admirals. This comes on the heels of the extensive cuts and waiving of players on Sunday.
We didn't report it but forward Chris Durno was also waived. No word if he's been demoted or not but, by clearing waivers, he is eligible to be demoted to Norfolk.
If Pouliot and Durno are both sent to Norfolk, that brings the roster down to 26. It's assumed Cedrick Desjardins will be demoted to the AHL before the start of the season and that one of Mathieu Roy, Michael Vernace or Matt Smaby will be cut (as the Bolts plan on keeping 8 defenseman)... That brings the roster down to 24.
The final roster battle (seemingly) becomes between tryout Eric Perrin versus prospect Dana Tyrell... Both centers, both with their strengths, and Perrin with 34 years of age compared to Tyrell's 21.