Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Shane Endicott, Sebastian Caron released

The Penguins bought out the contracts of Sebastian Caron and Shane Endicott for 1/3 of the value of the contract, per the NHL rules. Thibault could have been bought out as well (or instead of Caron), but it would have cost the team 2/3 of his $1.5 million salary for next year, or $1 million.

I'm disappointed to see them cut Endicott, since guys with size like his are hard to come by (though they just drafted a player with his size in Jordan Staal). The team is really solid at the center position, though, so I guess it's not that big of a loss.

Caron has proven that he is a capable backup in the NHL. I think he'll catch on somewhere. This could open the door to Sabourin to be the backup if Thibault doesn't return from his injury as expected, or repeats the performance of last year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't believe they released Caron on his birthday! I dont think we should have got rid of him, he was just coming into his prime, and is much more capable then thibault. If we kept him, he would've developed and gotten to be what I believe a very good backup for Fleury. Big mistake getting rid of him. I dont feel the same way about endicott though, that kid was lucky to play for the 5 minutes he would a night. He needed to work harder.