Luca Sbisa, you have been banished to the kiddie's table.
Oh, don't look so surprised.
In a long anticipated move, the Philadelphia Flyers
announced that Luca Sbisa will be returned to his junior team for the remainder of the season.
The 19-year-old defenseman plays for the Lethbridge Hurricanes
of the WHL.
A surprise roster addition out of training camp, Sbisa collected six assists in his first eleven games as a Flyer. However, the rookie defenseman has been a healthy scratch recently, playing just two games since Jan. 10.
The roster move will free up $875,000 from the Flyers
payroll as the club continues to maneuver around the salary cap.
Danny Briere is expected to return from abdominal surgery in February, along with his $6.5 million paycheck.
Salary challenges aside, Sbisa stands to benefit from regular playing time with his junior club. A player can only learn so much from the press box.
Sbisa will be in uniform for the Lethbridge Hurricanes when they face off against the Portland Winter Hawks on Wednesday, Feb. 4.