per TG "The NHL sent out a memo to all of its teams prior to this season informing them that any player who plays in 15 of the team’s final 20 game before the Olympic break will not be eligible to be sent to the AHL during that layoff."
11 games until the break, so we are 9 games in to that window. Off the top of my head Gelinas has played in 6 of those 9. Would be interesting to watch to see if Gelinas is held out of a few more games in order for him to play in the AHL during the break. Same thing goes for Merrill (held out of at least 1 of the last 9). I imagine Lou may want Merrill, Gelinas, and Larsson all continuing to play in the AHL over the Olympic break...Just something to keep in mind when looking at the lineups over the next 11 games.