My guess is that this isn't the first time that Dotchin reported to camp with extra weight or having shown a lack of dedication to fitness, because usually a team will suspend a player until he loses the pounds.
That makes sense.
I could be wrong, but I believe Keith Aulie showed up a bit overweight for the Bolts' taste one training camp.....he wasn't suspended, but was definitely sent to the minors and passed over many times on call ups...and when he was, his ice time was severely limited.
He ended up with your Oilers and now is in the KHL I believe.....not sure if the fitness thing was a recurring problem for him, or he just wasn't good enough to stick in the NHL.
I still wish Jake Dotchin the
Did some checking on Aulie after I posted...
Turns out he isn't even in the KHL....he is playing in Germany's Deutsche Liga.
His last games in the NHL were 15 games for the Lightning in '13-'14 and another 31 games for the Oilers in '14-'15.
Everything else was him bouncing around the minors before Europe.
Hopefully, Dotchin gets his head on straight and doesn't end up that way.