With the spotlight shining brightly on the big stage with today’s NHL Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium, some NHL general manager’s are using the slow holiday news day to do a bit of roster tidying.
Three players have been added to the NHL waiver wire this afternoon, while one from yesterday has cleared and another will be headed to a new team.
Up first, the Nashville Predators claimed winger Phil Di Giuseppe from the Carolina Hurricanes. The 25 year old forward has played 21 games for the Hurricanes this season, potting just one goal and four points along the way. The former second round pick (38th overall in 2012) has 14 goals and 41 points in 147 career NHL games, all with the Hurricanes.
Veteran defenseman Jason Garrison, who was acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks from the Edmonton Oilers this past weekend, has officially cleared waivers.
The 34 year old blue liner was shipped to the Blackhawks along with young forward Drake Caggiula in exchange for defenseman Brandon Manning. It’s expected that he’ll be assigned to the Blackhawks’ AHL affiliate Rockford IceHogs.
In addition to yesterday’s transactions, three players were added to the waiver wire today. The Ottawa Senators have played forward Tom Pyatt on waivers, while the St. Louis Blues have placed defenseman Chris Butler and forward Jordan Nolan on waivers, as well.