If at first your PTO does not succeed, try again. The saying goes something like that, right?
The Toronto Maple Leafs cut Curtis Glencross from his tryout on Sunday, but he didn’t need to wait long for another opportunity, as the Colorado Avalanche gave him a PTO today.
Granted, this would be more of a feel-good story if the 32-year-old received a guaranteed contract rather than having to jump through more hoops, but at least it shows that he wasn’t without a chance for very long.
As far as the Avs go, this might prove to be quite an impediment for fellow PTO invite Jack Skille:
Glencross discussed his recent challenges as a father of three with TSN this past weekend:
“You just like to have something set in stone so you can get your family back together and get back to what you’re comfortable with in everyday life,” says Glencross, who has a four-year-old, three-year-old and six-month-old. “But right now the focus is trying to make this hockey club and doing what I can to do that right now.”
It’s tough not to pull for the guy to at least land a full-time gig.
After spending part of the 2014-15 season with the Columbus Blue Jackets, it appears Jack Skille is headed to Colorado.
According to Mike Chambers of The Denver Post, Skille, who has been taking part in informal skates with Avs’ players, could join Colorado for training camp on a professional tryout.
The former first-round pick of the Chicago Blackhawks (7th overall in 2005) appeared in 45 games with the Blue Jackets last season scoring six goals and two assists.
Skille has appeared in 239 career NHL games with the Blackhawks, Panthers and Jackets scoring 30 goals and 61 points.
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Jack Skille’s season is over. The 27-year-old Columbus Blue Jackets winger will undergo shoulder surgery next week, the club announced today.
Skille, a pending unrestricted free agent, will finish 2014-15 with six goals and two assists in 45 games. He logged an average ice time of 12:31.
The seventh overall pick in the 2005 draft, Skille signed a one-year, two-way contract with the New York Islanders on July 1, but was claimed off waivers by the Jackets in October.