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Waiver wire: Rolston, Boulton, Clitsome and others waived; Blue Jackets claim Boyce

Feb 25, 2012, 2:04 PM EDT

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With the trade deadline on the way on Monday, today was the day for teams to place guys on waivers. TSN’s Bob McKenzie has the full run down of today’s action.

The busiest team was Columbus as they placed forward Ryan Russell and defenseman Grant Clitsome on waivers while claiming former Maple Leafs forward Darryl Boyce. Boyce slots in as a checking forward and should get time on Columbus’ fourth line. Clitsome is the intriguing guy here as he’s got another year left on his deal at just over $1 million, but he’s a guy that could be useful to a team in need of blue line help.

The Islanders and Devils shuffled around veteran forwards as the Isles waived Brian Rolston and the Devils put Eric Boulton out there to be potentially taken off their hands. Rolston is in the final year of his contract that’s paying him over $5 million against the salary cap. The Isles are stuck with his cap hit unless another team grabs him thanks to his deal being a 35-and-over contract.

Calgary also got in the action putting Krys Kolanos on waivers while Minnesota put Brad Staubitz on re-entry waivers. Any team claiming Staubitz gets him at half-price. Don’t expect much action there.

  1. 4cupsinarow - Feb 25, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    Finally Snow sees what MOST Isles fans have seen since almost day one… A waste of a roster spot in Rolston( time to take a hint and retire with some dignity ). With Wallace gone another waste of a roster spot( Comeau should have kept) Now Snow should follow suit by dumping the rest of his garbage signings over the last two seasons in Eaton, Staios, Motteau, Pandolpho, Reasoner, and Jurcina( Montoya could go too ). It’s time for some of these kids to get a shot. Cizikas looked good last night with his up tempo play and aggressiveness. It will be great to see Ullstrom back up as he and Bailey showed some definite chemistry earlier. Now with Katic and DeHaan getting healthy it just might be time to shed those old slow defensive liabilities on the blue line and let Ness, Donovan, Katic and DeHaan get their shots. Ness looked pretty damned good on his short stint with the big team. Seeing Haley up would be nice as well as this sift teams needs a few players who have some heart and grit! Maybe Snow is finally realizing that winning in the NHL is a bit better then winning in the AHL where grooming prospects is the idea and far more important then winning a Calder no matter how nice it looks.
    I hope he’s smart with Parenteau and Nabokov now. If Parenteau won’t sign a reasonable ( very reasonable) extension trade him for a good young player or two and same with Nabby( who I’d trade anyway as his value in young players may exceed his value as a player in a year although I could live with Nabby for another year). I have this feeling Parenteau is having his career year now, and may end up as a bottom 6 player in the future. Product of playing with Tavares??? My guess is YES!
    Continue the youth movement Garth!!! It’s time!!! YES!!!

  2. odj810 - Feb 26, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    why wouldn’t the bruins pick up rolston? they have the room.

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