I don't see why we can't keep Ryder on the "4th line" with Gomez. Why do we absolutely HAVE to keep AHL players like Gionta around?
With the lineup, without any trades, already looking like it'll be:
Extra: Ryder, Sislo
With Carter, Gomez and Tootoo on PTOs, assuming we sign even one of those 3 guys, there's gotta be at least 1-2 forwards who get dumped for picks/prospects to open up a spot even as the 13th forward.