He's played in only one preseason game and has been hurt for most of the last month. I'm not sure if the team will keep him but apparently they might send him to Charlotte to get him used to playing in North America & then call him up if he looks good.
Also, apparently the team has only <$600k in cap space since Pitkanen isn't on IR yet. That explains why Murphy got sent down.
FUCK THIS LEAGUE. Hybrid icing has been voted in by the NHLPA. I'm not watching the NHL anymore now that they took out the most exciting race for the puck that will probably end up with a blown whistle anyway.