Dea and Kossila clear waivers, then three other NHLers placed on waivers

Lots of waiver wire action as teams get prepared for training camp next week.


With NHL training camps set to open next week and with the puck set to drop on the 2021 season in just over two weeks, teams around the league are clamoring to fill roster spots and shuffle players around.

Case in point: Five players have been placed on waivers in the past 24 hours.

Buffalo Sabres forward Jean Sebastien Dea and Toronto Maple Leafs  forward Kalle Kossila have both cleared waivers, but there's plenty of waiver wire action around the league again today.

First up, the Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Calvin Thurkauf on waivers for the purposes of signing him to EV Zug of the Swiss League for the entire 2021 season.

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Up for grabs though are a pair of Nashville Predators in Frederic Allard and Michael Carcone.

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For what it's worth, neither player has ever played an NHL game... with no AHL schedule on the horizon it's difficult to see what the Preds are planning with Allard and Carcone. I mean... I don't see anyone claiming them and there's no league for them to play in here in North America. Why not just cut ties and let these guys go find work in Europe like the Blue Jackets did with Thurkauf?