I had hoped to have a bit more information on this before posting it, but defenseman John Wessbecker has been returned to the Trenton Devils from the Las Vegas Wranglers.
According to the league’s transactions report, Wessbecker was returned in compliance with Rule 62 (c).
I contacted the league in an effort to find out what the hell Rule 62 (c) is, and a league spokesman said it was in the league’s operations manual, and that it’s up to the individual team to discuss that rule with their media members if they so choose.
So I have an e-mail out to the T-Devils trying to find out why the deal was voided.
In reality, it’s not a big deal. Wessbecker was shipped away because they wanted to find him a new home because he was unlikely to play for Trenton again. Him being returned doesn’t change that. It just hurts his career a bit, since he won’t be able to play…which stinks for him, but doesn’t affect the team too much. Don’t be surprised to see him placed on IR again.
Mike Ashmore, mashmore98 AT gmail.com