Teams looking for depth on defense may be paying close to attention to the Montreal Canadiens today.
There are now multiple reports claiming that 26-year-old defenseman Mark Barberio will be placed on waivers at noon, and if that is indeed the case it seems highly likely that he will be claimed.
Barberio, a former sixth round draft pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2008, has shown to be a serviceable option in his past two seasons with the Habs appearing in a total of 56 games from the club over that stretch. While Barberio doesn't light the score sheet on fire, his stable presence on the blue line has afforded him a positive plus minus rating in both his season with Montreal, and considering the teams collapse last season that is a notable accomplishment.
While there are certainly several teams who could claim Barberio, Eric Engels of Sportsnet believes the Winnipeg Jets should be at or near the top of that list.