NHL Waivers Contains 42 Players Today: Shocking Names

Published October 7, 2023 at 11:09

NHL Teams Prepare for Season Opener with Waiver Moves

As the NHL season approaches its opening night, teams are making their last-minute adjustments, and this includes shaping their rosters. A key part of this process is placing players on waivers, a strategic move that can lead to surprising developments for the upcoming season.

Today, a total of 42 players find themselves on waivers from various teams, including the Carolina Hurricanes, Detroit Red Wings, New York Islanders, and the Washington Capitals.

Among the names on the waiver list, some are quite notable, offering potential opportunities for teams seeking talent. Equally intriguing are the unexpected choices some teams have made in sending players to waivers.

One surprise comes in the form of Wade Allison, who wears the Philadelphia Flyers' jersey. Allison was initially expected to secure a roster spot but has faced challenges, primarily due to injuries. The 2016 draft pick played only 60 games last season, contributing 15 points.

Another eyebrow-raising inclusion is Nicolas Aube-Kubel, now with the Washington Capitals, but a member of the Stanley Cup-winning Colorado Avalanche just over three years ago. His recent journey took unexpected turns, including a one-year, $1 million deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs and a subsequent trade to the Capitals. However, Aube-Kubel has yet to find his stride with his new team, leading to his placement on waivers.

As the NHL fan base eagerly awaits the start of the season, all eyes are on the waiver wire, as potential surprises may still be in store in the final countdown to puck drop.
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NHL Waivers Contains 42 Players Today: Shocking Names

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