I'm not sure the organization would use a "family matter" in order to camoulflage some type of trade. Illness (flu) or injury tends to be the norm directly before a player is traded.
You might want to re-think that PghSteel-43
. No small coincidence that the Ducks play in Boston tonight.
I guess so. It's just very odd that a hockey organization would use a "family matter" as the excuse. Actually, I do not recall it every being used as the excuse. Hence the doubt.