As predicted, Feaster was pretty quiet today, scooping Brett Carson from the waiver wire and trading a 7th round pick for 36-year old Fredrik Modin. The former Lightning center/winger has just seven goals and 10 points in 36 games for the Thrashers this year and is six seasons removed from his last 30 goal season.
At this point in his career, Modin is a 4th line player. He was mostly playing against middling comp in ATL and getting buried, despite a healthy zone start ratio of about 52%. He’s not going to hurt the team any and the price to acquire him was nominal, but he’s also not going to help the team much either. He’s probably better than some of the options from the farm should the Flames suffer from injuries, but that’s the extent of his impact. There’s also a good chance he’ll get injured himself since he hasn’t played a full seaosn from 2003-04.
This is Feaster grabbing a depth player he knows for next to nothing. It’s not anything worth celebrating or condemning, frankly.