Taking Ward right now seems pretty much obvious. We have the cap room with our fantastic ability to become injured. What harm does signing him offer? Ward is a player that will add to our defensive depth and has a foot in the door when it comes to learning the system.
So, if I were to make a "lock" on the roster changes this week I would have to say that Aaron Ward is a lock in becoming a "reinstated wing". Am I wrong.... probably. But how can Ward be any worse than what he have going on right now? Unless you are one of the few that believes Lebda is top notch.... in which case any logical argument was thrown out the window long ago................
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In a final analysis I would still say that picking up Ward could only help the outlook of our defense in the long run. Having our defensive (or offensive) prospects develop in the AHL has only proved to aid in the progression of our future top 2 line players.