Commodore is a 7th D man who spent much of last year in the AHL because he couldn’t even crack Columbus’s lineup. Great guy, sure, but Kindl and Brendan Smith will see the majority of time.
Meanwhile Ericsson will be playing with Lids and growing by strides after a “down” year in which he still managed a +8 and was fairly consistent in his own end. His offense stands to go back up with increased opportunity. Trust me this deal will look fine by next season, and Kronner/Ericsson is something to be excited about in the future.