Anyone know if Schwarz was injured or something? After getting sent down on the 8th he didn't play a game until the 28th.
He was sent to Alaska, recalled back to Peoria before he played in a game. Legace's concussion and Bishop being called up to St. Louis, kept him in Peoria while Chris Holt started most games for Peoria. St. Louis made an attempt to send him to Alaska right before Christmas, but Bishop got the flu and missed 2 games. Schwarz has played 1 game for Alaska since being sent to Alaska after Christmas. He gave up 3 goals in 59 minutes (3.07 GAA) and did get the loss in that game.
Box score - Aces vs. LV Wranglers 12-28-08http://echl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=6657
As for being disapointed in Marek, I'm not. Marek has worked hard in practice and knows that he is struggling. He is the one of the first guys out and stays until practice is over on non-game days. If he wasn't working hard and had a visible problem, he wouldn't still be part of the Blues system. I agree that Ben Bishop has passed him up on the depth chart. I think Jake Allen will pass Marek up, once he goes pro. I think in 2 years Bishop and Schwarz will be competing for NHL roster spots. I don't think either is ready for the NHL or failing in the Blues system.