There are two very interesting names that have just gone on waivers, and considering the need for depth on several National Hockey League teams, it will be interesting to see where both of these lead.
First the big one, according to a report from TSN insider Bob McKenzie the Anaheim Ducks have placed veteran forward Mason Raymond on waivers but not for the purpose of sending him down to the AHL, rather this move is reportedly to facilitate a mutual agreed upon termination of their contract.
It's unclear why Raymond would be willing to agree to this, but one has to imagine he may have knowledge of a team that will be willing to bring him on and give him more playing time than the Ducks have, although admittedly this is pure speculation.
The second name is 22 year old prospect Calle Andersson, who was placed on waivers today by the New York Rangers. The former fourth round pick has spent all of his time with the American Hockey League's Hartford Wolf Pack, and it appears this may also be a mutually agreed upon termination of contract.
If accurate this would be an even more confusing move than the Raymond termination, Andersson has no NHL experience making it very much unclear as to why he would agree to such a move.
We will be watching both of these closely as there appears to be more here than what is being discussed on the surface.