There three waiver transactions in the National Hockey League today with two players headed to the waiver one wire and one more clearing the process after being placed on waivers Saturday.
First according to a report from Sportsnet's National Hockey League insider Elliotte Friedman, Las Vegas Golden Knights forward Brandon Pirri has cleared the waiver process and is now headed down to the American Hockey League after a poor start to the 2019 - 2020 National Hockey League regular season. In 11 games with the Golden Knights Pirri had managed to collect just a single assist on the season in spite of his goal scoring talents, and was currently boasting a plus minus rating of -3.
Friedman is also reporting that two additional players have been placed on waivers today with the first being veteran forward Micheal Haley of the New York Rangers. Haley had thus far appeared in just 10 games for the Rangers this season in which he collected 1 goal and no assists for just a single point on the season this far. Haley of course was deployed for his gritty style of play as well as his willingness to drop the gloves at a moments notice and as a result he also had a whopping 40 penalty minutes to his name this season already. Like Pirri Haley also boasted a plus minus rating of -3 on the season prior to being placed on waivers today.
Last but not least we have the young player on today's list, Florida Panthers forward Dryden Hunt.Hunt was being used fairly heavily by the Florida Panthers up until this point in the regular season with 20 games under his belt in which he collected no goals and 4 assists for a total of 4 points. Hunt also had 24 penalty minutes to his name and currently sits at a plus minus rating of 0 on the season.
Although I suspected yesterday that there was a legitimate shot that Pirri could be picked up, I would be considerably more surprised if either Haley or Hunt were claimed during the waiver process today. Haley could add some grit to many lineups around the NHL but I find it difficult to believe that a team would be willing to use one of their remaining contract spots to acquire him.