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It’s still possible that Torey Krug may not be in uniform for the season opener against Tampa Bay on Oct. 3.
The fight for the two open blue-line spots will be between Krug, Dougie Hamilton, and Matt Bartkowski, according to general manager Peter Chiarelli.
“I guess that doesn’t rule out other D-men that may be among the seven,” Chiarelli said. “But common sense would dictate that it’s those three guys for those two spots. They’ve embraced it and they’ve played well.”
Krug’s touch on the power play, however, makes it a virtual guarantee that he’ll be among the six-pack for the season opener.