Pardy, Cormier placed on waivers by Jets
The Winnipeg Jets have suspended forward Ivan Telegin for refusing to report to the American Hockey League's St. John's IceCaps.
"That's the story. There's nothing more," said IceCaps head coach Keith McCambridge Sunday morning when asked for more details about the suspension.
A statement by the Jets later Sunday said Telegin's failure to report was for "personal reasons."
The 21-year-old Telegin had been officially assigned to St. John's on Tuesday.
He had made his pro debut with the IceCaps in 2012-13, appearing in 34 games, with three goals and four assists. However, a concussion suffered in January ended his season and curtailed much of his off-season training activity.
The six-foot-three, 200-pound native of Novokuznetsk, Russia, did participate in the Jets' rookie camp earlier this month and had played in three NHL pre-season games for Winnipeg.
A fourth-round draft pick of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2010, Telegin is entering the second year of a three-year entry-level contract with the Jets that calls for an almost $700,000 annual salary in the NHL and $65,000 in the AHL.
Also with the Jets on Sunday, the team has putt defenceman Adam Pardy of Bonavista and centre Patrice Cormier on waivers in order to assign them to St. John's.
Pardy, signed as a free-agent over the summer, has a one-way, $600,00 contract, while Cormier is on a two-way deal. Barring injuries, Winnipeg would have to cut one more player from its roster in order to get down to the NHL-mandated 23-man roster limit by Monday afternoon.