5 years ago

Max Pacioretty's swift departure from Swiss League team Ambri Piotta has set off a number of speculative rumors.

The team said his exit back to North America was because of health reasons, but he was dealing with what is believed to be a minor elbow injury. He was scratched for three games and was practicing with team spares, but there were murmurs that he was fit to play for all of them. Team officials insisted Pacioretty sat two of those games because of the flu. The third time he was scratched was because coach Kevin Constantine thought his team was close to snapping its 10-game losing streak and they did by upsetting Davos. Pacioretty ended up playing in just five games with Ambri and scored one goal. His view of the experience should be an interesting interview.