NHL Waiver Wire News
The salary cap has made the Waiver Wire busier than
ever. All players who have been claimed off of waivers
and whether or not they will have a Fantasy Hockey
impact with their new team.
The Canadiens have placed Mark Streit on waivers.
Streit was a healthy scratch for the last two games and was placed on waivers this afternoon, so it looks like his time with the Canadiens will be cut short after just two games. At this point, letting Andrei Markov walk in favour of fellow veteran Streit isn’t looking so good for Montreal.
Oct. 12, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
The Rangers have claimed Adam Cracknell off of waivers from the Stars.
Cracknell played 8:35 TOI in the Stars’ second game of the season and was placed on waivers shortly after. He’ll join the Rangers where he will be in a similar role of depth forward. He had 10 goals and six assists (16 points) in 69 games with Dallas a season ago.
The Avalanche have claimed Patrik Nemeth off of waivers from the Stars.
Nemeth has appeared in 108 NHL games and 57 AHL games with the Stars organization since 2013-14. Last season he had just three assists in 40 games with Dallas. The 25-year-old will likely serve as a No.7 defenseman in Colorado.
The Golden Knights have claimed Malcolm Subban off of waivers from the Bruins.
Subban has struggled to find his way since being drafted No.24 overall in 2012. The 23-year-old has only appeared in two NHL games and is coming off of a year in which he was 11-14-1 with a 2.41 GAA and .917 SV% in 32 games with Providence (AHL). Subban will have to stay in the NHL, so Vegas may roll with three netminders.
The Canucks have claimed Joseph Cramarossa off of waivers from Anaheim.
Cramarossa, 24, was a third round pick in 2011 (No. 65 overall) and has recorded 10 points (4G / 6A) in 49 games with the Ducks this season. Cramarossa could make his Canucks’ debut in San Jose on Thursday.
March 1, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
The Blue Jackets have claimed Zac Dalpe off of waivers from Minnesota.
Dalpe, 27, has one goal and two assists (three points) in nine games with Minnesota and two goals in 12 AHL games. Dalpe will report to Cleveland (AHL).
Feb. 27, 2017, 12:10 p.m.
The Blues reclaimed Ty Rattie off of waivers from Carolina and sent him to Chicago (AHL).
The Sabres have claimed Derek Grant off of waivers from Nashville.
The Maple Leafs have claimed Alexey Marchenko off of waivers from the Red Wings.
Marchenko was a healthy scratch for the last five games and has recorded just six assists in 30 games this season. With Brendan Smith returning to action on Saturday, the Red Wings had to waive a defenseman and Marchenko was the casualty. Marchenko played under Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock in 2014-15.
The Avalanche have claimed Mark Barberio off of waivers from the Canadiens.
Barberio had four assists in 26 games with the Canadiens this season and 31 points (8G / 23A) in 159 career NHL games with the Lightning and Canadiens. Barberio has great underlying numbers and maybe a stop with the lowly Avalanche is what he needs to get a full-time chance.
The Devils have claimed Stefan Noesen off of waivers from Anaheim.
Noesen, 23, was a first round pick in 2011 (21st overall) and has only appeared in 14 NHL games since. Noesen posted two goals in 12 games with the Ducks prior to being waived. The Texas native had 15 points (6G / 9A) in 22 games with San Diego (AHL) before he was called up.
Jan. 25, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
The Maple Leafs have reclaimed Seth Griffith off of waivers from Florida and sent him to Toronto (AHL).
Griffith picked up five assists in 21 games with the Panthers after being claimed from Toronto earlier in the year. The 24-year-old has great hands, but the consensus seems to be that he doesn’t have the speed to be a regular NHLer. Griffith will head to the AHL—he had 77 points (24G / 53A) in 57 AHL games with Providence last season.
Jan. 20, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
The Predators have claimed Brad Hunt off of waivers from St. Louis.
The Predators are without their top two defenseman, P.K. Subban and Roman Josi, so adding Hunt just adds some much-needed depth right now. Hunt played well with the Blues, scoring one goal with four assists (five points) in nine games before being a healthy scratch for three games and ultimately being waived.
Jan. 17, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
The Predators have claimed Derek Grant off of waivers from Buffalo.
Grant has picked up three assists and 19 penalty minutes across 35 games with the Sabres this season. The Sabers will planning to send him to Rochester (AHL), but the Predators have added some depth to their fourth line and sent Frederik Gauthier to Milwaukee (AHL).
The Maple Leafs have claimed Curtis McElhinney off of waivers from Columbus.
McElhinney has gone 2-1-2 with a 2.39 GAA and .924 SV% in just seven appearances (five starts) this season, but had one of the worst seasons of his career a year ago and has a sub-par career .905 SV%. The Maple Leafs clearly wanted Antoine Bibeau in the AHL and the veteran McElhinney is a low-cost option to backup Frederik Andersen, who will see the vast majority of starts in the second half.
Jan. 10, 2017, 12:15 p.m.