The Islanders claimed goaltender Evgeni Nabokov off waivers Saturday, a day after he signed a one-year deal with the Red Wings. Nabokov and the Red Wings came to an agreement Thursday afternoon, but because he started the season overseas, playing in Russia's KHL, he had to be put on waivers first.
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Mike Commodore Clears Waivers
Mike Commodore has cleared waivers, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. Commodore, who made his NHL debut with the Devils during the 2000-01 season, has 104 points in his career.
Stars Put Brandon Segal On Waivers
The Stars, with 14 forwards on the roster after acquiring Jamie Langenbrunner from the Devils last week, placed right wing Brandon Segal on waivers Monday. "We don't want to carry 14 [forwards], and we want Brandon to play, too," Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk said. Segal is on a two-way contract, and he makes $550,000 when he plays in the NHL and $130,000 at the AHL level.
Blue Jackets Waive Commodore
The Blue Jackets have waived veteran defenseman Mike Commodore and rookie center Kyle Wilson. Commodore was a healthy scratch in seven of the last eight games and was waived less than a week after requesting a trade. His cap hit is $3.75 million, making it unlikely he will be picked up.
Leighton Clears Waivers, Sent To Phantoms
Michael Leighton cleared waivers on Tuesday, and was sent to the Philadelphia's AHL affiliate. The Flyers waived Leighton, who helped lead them to the Stanley Cup Finals last June, on Monday. Paul Holmgren admitted in a conference call that he first looked to trade Leighton without any success, before coming to his decision.
Flyers Waive Michael Leighton
The Flyers waived goalie Michael Leighton on Monday. Philadelphia will go with Brian Boucher and Sergei Bobrovsky the rest of the way. Leighton, who helped lead the Flyers to the Stanley Cup finals last June, underwent October back surgery and had only played in one game this season. "This has more to do with the way the other two guys have played," general manager Paul Holmgren said of his decision. "We expect them to continue playing well."