At least one of our veterans will be back in time for the season opener.... Brandon Davidson has been returned to the Pats.
Ricard Blidstrand (Flyers) will be back soon. Jordan Weal (Kings) and Garrett Mitchell (Caps) may get a longer look and maybe get into pre-season action so their status questionable. Carter Ashton (Lightning) on the other hand may stick with the NHL club for a long look-see and given every chance to make the big club.
I'm totally expecting Blidstrand, Weal and Mitchell back in short notice but they may be gone for a couple of regular season games. Losing Ashton for any stretch would be a HUGE blow to the Pats. Time will tell.