Note: Ruslan Fedotenko Will Wear #26

But what number will Erik Christensen wear?

Update: 12:58PM:

Andrew Gross spoke with Fedotenko who said that he talked with Erik Christensen about giving up his number and that it didn’t matter to him.

Update: 4:01PM:

While talking with reporters about the number switch, Ruslan Fedotenko said, “We won the Cup together, and he was 19. He really wanted it. We have good guys in the locker room – if you start bargaining and selling, what’s next? Every time I give you a pass, you’re going to give me $500 for it? Come on. It’s hockey, it’s a team sport.”

That is a great, veteran, way of looking at things. It’s a team sport in the truest sense and it’s good to have players that understand that on your side.