Eric Fehr was placed on waivers today along with a few other names in different situations. Joseph Cramarossa (ANH), Marc-Andre Bergeron (CBJ), Jyrki Jokipakka (CAL), Mike Weber (MIN), Chris DiDomenico (OTT), Gabriel Dumont (TB) all hit the wire today as well, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.
Fehr, 31, has seen his role in Pittsburgh diminished greatly this season and has just eleven points in 51 games. Though he still has another year left on his current deal at $2MM, the team has reduced his minutes to under 11 per night and are likely seeing what kind of interest there is around the league. The former 20-goal scorer could head to the minors to save the Pens some cap-room for the rest of the season if they are looking to make another deal before the deadline. The team is currently into their LTIR room.
Most of the other names won’t come as much of a surprise, though Jokipakka will likely gather some interest from around the league after a solid start to the season went downhill. DiDomenico and Bergeron both just signed deals and need to clear waivers to become eligible. Weber, a veteran of 351 NHL games who was dealt at last year’s trade deadline had been acting as the Iowa Wild’s captain in the AHL before signing his NHL deal today. He is a solid depth piece for the Wild as they look to go deep into the playoffs this season.