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Thread: Jujhar Khaira on his way

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    Post Jujhar Khaira on his way

    by Nick Patterson

    It's been a good weekend for the Silvertips. First Everett opened the season with a dominating 8-3 victory over Prince George on Saturday night. Then this morning the NHL's Edmonton Oilers announced that they had reassigned forward Jujhar Khaira to Everett.

    Khaira is a beast. He's big (6-foot-3, 198 pounds), he's strong, he plays physical, and he's been productive offensively. He'll be the perfect player for the forechecking style coach Kevin Constantine has installed, and I feel some sympathy for the Western Conference's defensemen who will have to contend with Khaira bearing down on them at full speed.

    The other Silvertips/NHL news from this morning is that defenseman Mirco Mueller has signed with the San Jose Sharks, and they have reassigned him back to Everett.

    So it's decision time for the Tips with regards to their Euros. The Tips will have to choose two between Mueller and rookie forwards Waltteri Hopponen and Ivan Nikolishin.

    I believe Everett will have 48 hours once Mueller is back. Mueller is the only one of the three who can be traded. I'm not sure what happens if the Tips choose to release one of the forwards. Initially the rules stated that player would have to head back to Europe and would not be eligible to be claimed off waivers by anyone else in the WHL, but steps were being taken to try and change that.

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    Very questionable reassigning mappin, he must be gettin dealt soon id assume

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    Post Hopponen released

    The Everett Silvertips made a pair of roster moves to coincide with the return of defenseman Mirco Mueller from the San Jose Sharks and forward Jujhar Khaira from the Edmonton Oilers. In order to reach the CHL-mandated roster maximum of two Import players, the club has released forward Waltteri Hopponen. The Silvertips have also re-assigned forward Ty Mappin to the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

    The moves leave Everett’s current roster at 26 players (15 forwards, nine defensemen and two goaltenders) entering the second week of the WHL season. Mueller and rookie forward Ivan Nikolishin are now the two Import players on Everett’s roster. Hopponen, meanwhile, will have an opportunity to join the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League under former Silvertips’ Associate Head Coach and current Sioux City General Manager/Head Coach Jay Varady.

    Mappin will spend his 17-year-old season at the Junior-A level with a club yet to be determined in the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

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