Ryan Stanton of the Edmonton Oilers has cleared waivers, but two more names are on the wire today. Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports that both Calgary forward Freddie Hamilton and Detroit forward David Booth are on waivers.
Hamilton’s status is likely because of the continued presence of Mark Jankowski, who is still waiting for his first NHL point but has looked the part of an NHL forward. Selected in the first-round of the 2012 draft, it’s been a long road for Jankowski but the patience looks like it’s paying off. The Flames are also expected to activate Jaromir Jagr from injured reserve this week, meaning someone had to go up front.
Booth has basically been a non-factor for the Red Wings, playing just four games and 20 total minutes of ice time. After attending camp on a professional tryout, he signed a one-year two-way deal with the Red Wings. While his experience may cause someone to put in a claim, it’s unlikely that Booth has much left to give in the NHL. A former 30-goal man, he hasn’t been a reliable scoring threat since 2012.
It must be noted that once again Vadim Shipachyov has not been waived by the Golden Knights in order to mutually terminate his contract as many expected. Though it still seems overwhelmingly likely that Shipachyov returns to Russia, as long as the papers are not filed there is always a chance something is worked out.