David Quinn met with the media following practice on Friday and said (NYR):
On Brett Howden, "I thought he had a really good camp, plays a 200ft game, great mind, plays fast, energetic and he earned a spot on the team. Right from the get go I thought he was our best forward in Traverse City and thought he built on that in training camp. Ever since I've been watching him he's been good."
On Howden's role, "We feel he has earned that and will be given that opportunity and what he does with it is up to him. He is a guy that we feel can help us now and has earned that chance."
On Lias Andersson, "Lias had a good camp. This sport is so different from basketball and football where you draft a kid high and you draft them for now, this is different. Lias had a good camp and could have made this team for sure. Having him play 20 minutes a night in Hartford is the best for right now is the best thing for him."