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Coyotes Re-Acquire MacLean Off Waivers
Coyotes GM Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have re-acquired forward Brett MacLean through waivers. MacLean will be assigned to the Portland Pirates, the Coyotes AHL affiliate. MacLean was claimed off waivers by the Jets on Oct. 5. He appeared in five games with the Jets, collecting two assists. In 2010-11, MacLean recorded 2-1-3 and two penalty minutes in 13 games with the Coyotes. The 22-year-old of Port Elgin, Ontario also registered 23-27-50 and 28 PIM in 51 games with the San Antonio Rampage (AHL) during the 2010-11 season. MacLean was drafted by the Coyotes in the second round (32nd overall) in the 2007 Entry Draft.
Devils Claim Ryan Carter Off Waivers
The Devils have claimed forward Ryan Carter on waivers from the Panthers, according to an Associated Press report. The Devils announced the move on Wednesday and said the five-year veteran will join the team on its road trip in Phoenix.
Rangers Claim Woywitka Off Waivers
Rangers President and GM Glen Sather announced today that the team has claimed defenseman Jeff Woywitka off waivers from the Canadiens. Woywitka, 28, is a former first round draft pick, selected 27th overall by the Flyers in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Last season, he registered two goals and nine assists for 11 points, along with 24 penalty minutes in 63 games with the Stars. The 6-3, 227-pounder has skated in 251 career regular season games over six seasons with the Blues and Stars, registering eight goals and 41 assists for 49 points, along with 141 penalty minutes.
Rangers Assign Sean Avery To AHL Connecticut
Rangers winger Sean Avery cleared waivers on Wednesday and was assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the AHL. The Rangers had put him on waivers on Tuesday. According to a source, Avery left the team in Europe and was heading back to his home in New York City. Agent Pat Morris said Wednesday that Avery has already garnered interest from some European teams, but that they would wait to see what the Rangers planned. "It's a mutuality," Morris told ESPNNewYork.com's Katie Strang. "Sean's open to playing wherever the Rangers want him to play, whether that's down in Hartford or over in Europe."