Waiver Wire

As reported on TSN.ca;

The Columbus Blue Jackets claimed defenceman Ron Hainsey from the Montreal Canadiens on re-entry waivers, plucking away their first-round pick from the 2000 Entry Draft.

The Canadiens recalled Hainsey from the minors, but he had to clear re-entry waivers by noon on Tuesday in order to play for Montreal.

Because he’s on a contract that pays him $550,000, and he’s a young player with potential, it was very possible Hainsey could be picked up by another team. The Habs are on the hook for half of his salary and it will count against Montreal’s cap.

In other moves, the St. Louis Blues claimed forward Simon Gamache from the Nashville Predators, while the New York Rangers claimed forward Colton Orr from the Boston Bruins.

Boston’s Shawn McEachern has cleared waivers.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have put netminder Jocelyn Thibault on waivers as have the Florida Panthers with Kristian Huselius and the Chicago Blackhawks with Mikhail Yakubov.


22 Responses to Waiver Wire

  1. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    I think the only team ic ould actually see getting thibault is atlanta

  2. Lint07 says:

    Then again, Lehtonen should soon come back. I don’t see many teams claiming T-Bo, to be honest.

  3. Hockey_Fan_99 says:

    same for me Atlanta was the only one that came to mind bc of their goalie injuries

  4. mikster says:

    For Thibault, i could see Atlanta, Vancouver, Flyers, and Canadiens pick him up.

    Huselius: Nucks, Isle’s, Bruins, Canadiens, Kings, Caps, Flames.

  5. Canadiangold316 says:

    All I can say is wow!, teams are really wanting to shed some salary and do some house cleaning so to speak…. I think Thibault will need to be put on waivers agian in order for the pens to rid him and his salary when a team is in desperate need of some help agian especially for a good playoff drive example Edmonton and they’re goalies whoas, Atlanta if Lehtonen doesn’t shake his injury… Personally I would love to see him in a Lightning jersey but we all no the chances of that happening don’t we ? =)

    My favorite enforcer leaving B-Town to go and play with the Rangers ? Paging Montreal and Detroit *sigh* well… its an upgrade from that idiot Purinton I guess and Rangers could use some serious muscle to say the least.

    Kristian Huslieus on Waivers? well Iron Mike Keenan really has finally given up on him lol

    watch for Minnesota, Capitals or Pittsburgh to snap him up….. or not…..

    just my two cents G’night folks!

  6. Canadiangold316 says:

    Opps as for Mr. Huslieus look for an abundant of teams for his services than the three mentioned above in my previous post.. along with Minnesota, Capitals and Penguins I can also see Chicago, NY Islanders, Ny Rangers, St. Louis, Calgary, Edmonton hell even Toronto I guess lol

    Look for Chicago or the Blues to snag him… you heard it here first all =)

  7. Beckfan5 says:

    Why dont you just mention every team and claim your prediction?

  8. Beckfan5 says:

    Whats the deal with Orr? Is he a good pick up or is he just a goon?

  9. Gretzkin says:

    He’s just a goon

    Nuff said.

  10. Air33 says:

    Not just a goon, a face breaker.

  11. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    The Bruins are 4-1 when he’s in the line up.

  12. enigmagnum says:

    If Thibault clear waivers, he could be sent to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton – and he may not accept such demotion. According to an article I just read on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website, he rejected a request for him to go to WBS for a conditioning stint just before being put on waivers. Soooo … if he cleared waivers and refused a demotion the Pens would not be compelled to pay his contract. That would definitely help with the whole Fleury fiasco a bit, huh? Craig Patrick and Eddie Olczyk both seem to think Thibault would accept said demotion but both couldn’t be too sure. We’ll have to wait and see what happens I suppose.

  13. RangerSteve says:

    Anybody have an idea what the Waiver Priority is now? I think that would clear the air on who might end up where. I’ve been looking for it every where and can’t seem to find it.

  14. wingerxxx says:

    I would seriously hope that Orr only comes up to play for the Rangers in case of injury. I don’t have anything against the guy, but after Rucinsky comes back, I don’t see where he would even remotely fit in the lineup. We can’t afford to send Prucha down again, and I believe that Strudwick should stay in the lineup. I also like what Hollweg brings to the team. I guess we’ll just have to see.

  15. rojoke says:

    Why would Montreal want Thibault? Theodore has been playing more to expectations, and Yann Danis has pretty much done the job when called upon. Huet has yet to play this season, but even if he can’t keep that spot, Gainey and Julien would be more than comfortable with Danis as the back-up.

    Huselius, I don’t know if he’d be worth making a claim for. They do have a hole on the second line, but even though Chris Higgins hasn’t produced much on the scoresheet, the effort certainly hasn’t disappointed. And even so, Julien has seemingly split up Ryder and Ribeiro anyway, so the point may be moot anyway.

    If Gainey is going to make a deal, via trade, signing or waivers, the spot in dire need of upgrade is defense.

  16. rojoke says:

    It’s always been inverse order of the overall standings. Bottom teams get priority.

    I’d like to know how long the waiver period is. I always thought that it was 48 hours, then the team had 24 hours to re-assign the player or keep him on the NHL roster.

  17. rojoke says:

    I believe that’s what they call a coinky-dink, if you’ve seen Orr’s stats.

  18. Neely4Life says:

    simply, not tough enough. Orr will give the rangers a bit of a different look, and he will protect some of the stars. Hes a good pickup for a team lookin for a bit of a tougher face.

  19. Canadiangold316 says:

    mention every team ? Didn’t I just mention who I thought might snag him…… try and argue your invalid idiotic post with somebody else junior. Gives people a reason why NOT to post on HTR with having s***** like you around…

  20. wingerxxx says:

    I think that he might be dressed if Rucchin misses the next game, and especially if Rucinsky stays out. But I don’t know who Renney would scratch in favor of Orr once everyone is healthy. The only one I can think of is Hollweg. I really would like Strudwick to stay in the lineup, but then again, I’m not the coach! But you’re right, Orr would have a purpose out there when he plays. Our top offensive players (Jagr, Nylander, Straka) aren’t known for their toughness, so it’s good to have guys like this around.

  21. robinson19 says:

    There is no way the Habs would go for Thibault, they know him all too well.

    Huselius is like a Bulis or Plekanec, why get another? The one area the Habs are deep at is forwards.

    They are only going to be seriously in the market for an offensive D. Ozolinsh I hope.

  22. wheresthesoda says:

    I’ve always liked huselious, i’d like to see him on a line with afinegenov. i dont know why but i always thought those two would click.

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