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Friday, November 23, 2012

Kuemper assigned to Orlando, briefly

The Aeros created a bit of a flurry this morning when they announced the assignment of Darcy Kuemper to ECHL Orlando today. In return, they signed John Curry to a PTO to back up Hackett.

Turns out, they just want to get Kuemper a start tonight, but he'll be backing up in Houston on Sunday (per Jim Mill, via text). I wouldn't be surprised if this happens a number of times through the season, as Kuemper only has 4 starts and 5 games (one was a relief appearance) so far this season.

As valuable as Hackett is and as important as it is that he get the bulk of the starts, you can't let Kuemper waste away on the bench. We've seen how tough it is for him (and really, most goalies) to start only once in a blue moon.

So, it's a good thing for Kuemper and really fairly inconsequential for the Aeros if they continue to do it in this piecemeal way. As the Hitchhiker's Guide says, "Don't Panic."


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the clarification as the panic button was in full mode.
Let's just hope nothing happens to Hackett tonight.

artandhockey said...

Amen to that!

Forecheck said...

How does he get plane tickets on Thanksgiving weekend?

Anonymous said...

Here's a thought; utilize Kuemper in Houston.