Getting time for Robertson to show something. That line is a big opportunity for him.
Those top two lines there are plausible opening night lines if Tavares and Engvall are still out. Though Engvall is most likely in so one of Holmberg, Malgin, Robertson will be booted out by opening night, and another one booted out when Tavares is healthy.
with the injuries it makes the most sense to get a look at those 3. Robertson is your top prospect and Holmgren and Malgin are older pros that were very good in Europe.
it’s likely one of those 3 are going to win the last spot in a healthy lineup.
not sure there is a point in giving that time and opportunity to guys like Gaudette, Anderson, Steeves etc that will be 4th liners at best.