I don't think that's what actually happened. From what I remember, he was playing an important role in Worcester by the end of 2013/14 and starting of in 14/15. Then he got injured, and for some reason was never used in full capacity again. He basically turned from 1st pairing to 6th/7th D for no apparent reason. Towards the end of the season, he asked to be demoted to the ECHL so he could play more again.