The rundown on defenseman Doug Krantz:
2010-11 stats [career]: 1 goal, 4 points, minus-18 rating, 39 penalty minutes in 55 games.
Quote: “It was a tough year for me. I was dealing with off-season surgery … losing that training time, not being as explosive, as physically strong as I’d like to be.”
Pros: Krantz is a rare specimen: A fluid skater and a willing fighter with size (6-foot-3). He has four pro seasons of experience but wouldn’t count toward the team’s four-veteran limit. Krantz showed he could play forward in a pinch and didn’t complain in spite of limited minutes.
Cons: Krantz was often a healthy scratch and seemed to have a short rope in Ontario. The 28-year-old is skinny as a rail (195 pounds), so you wonder how effective his size really is. Bringing him back would represent a leap of faith in a guy who didn’t play much.