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That was fast: Stars waive Jeffrey

Jan 22, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

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Dustin Jeffrey‘s time in Dallas might soon be coming to a close.

The former Pens forward — claimed off waivers by Dallas two months ago — has been placed back on waivers, according to TVA’s Renaud Lavoie.

Jeffrey, 25, failed to find his niche with the Stars, appearing in just 12 games while notching one assist and a minus-2 rating. He last played in Monday’s 4-1 loss to Nashville — getting nearly 12 minutes — but was dropped from the lineup for last night’s big 4-0 win over Minnesota.

Jeffrey does have some NHL success on his resume, including a solid stint with the Pens during the 2010-11 campaign when he scored 12 points in 25 games. All told, he has over 100 NHL contests to his credit and could very well be scooped up again for a team looking for a forward on the cheap (Jeffrey is on a one-year, $625,000 deal).

  1. runhigh24 - Jan 22, 2014 at 1:45 PM

    Worth noting he tore up his knee during that campaign and has never been the same since.

    • hockey412 - Jan 22, 2014 at 2:32 PM

      True…but the way this season’s going with injuries I woulnd’t mind seeing him back in Pen’s gear.

      • killerpgh - Jan 22, 2014 at 2:45 PM

        I wouldn’t either. But Bylsma still wouldn’t play him.

      • hockey412 - Jan 22, 2014 at 3:03 PM

        TRUE.

  2. killerpgh - Jan 22, 2014 at 2:41 PM

    Since he was claimed off of waiver from the Penguins originally if he goes unclaimed this time through waivers would he become Penguins property again and not the Stars? I seem to remember something like that happening when the Penguins picked up Ray Bourque’s kid of the Capitals then the Penguins couldn’t trade/send him down for the rest of the season without him going to back to the Caps.

    • elvispocomo - Jan 22, 2014 at 3:39 PM

      Nope, still Stars property if he goes unclaimed, but if the Pens are the only team to put in a claim this time around they can send him directly to the minors (a la New Jersey and Urbom).

      • killerpgh - Jan 22, 2014 at 3:47 PM

        Thanks

  3. rushledger - Jan 22, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    He needs to get that knee looked at again, never been the same and too young to say that about a guy like him.

  4. rushledger - Jan 23, 2014 at 3:24 AM

    Taylor Pyatt is working fine for us, he’s starting to chip in so I can’t see Pitt claiming him back, it’s possible but not likely to me.

    • cofran2004 - Jan 23, 2014 at 10:15 AM

      There’s a sentance I never thought I’d hear… “Taylor Pyatt is working fine for us.”

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