Valentenko needs to clear waivers to be sent down to Hartford. Some think that it could work in his favor to make the team.
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He is on the third pair tonight and playing with Brendan Bell, which I saw as his pairing in Hartford. He is in the last year of his contract, RFA after the year, and probably has a better chance to play and make money in the KHL. It could really open up a spot for Blake Parlett to move up on the depth chart.