Sunday: Sergeev has cleared waivers, according to Friedman.
Saturday: The Blues have placed defenseman Dmitri Sergeev on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract, reports Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman (Twitter link). Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic adds (via Twitter) that head coach Mike Yeo indicated that Sergeev did not meet the teams’ conditioning standards.
The 22-year-old signed with St. Louis as an undrafted free agent back in October of 2014 following a strong showing at their rookie camp. He then returned to the junior level for two years before turning pro in 2016-17.
However, Sergeev has yet to make his mark since then. In his two professional seasons, he has yet to really progress past the ECHL level. Last season, he played in 56 games with Tulsa, recording 22 points while also getting a brief stint for a pair of games with AHL San Antonio.
It’s unlikely that he would have been more than a depth defender at the minor league level once again so assuming he passes through unclaimed and his termination is approved, the Blues will be able to remove him from their 50-contract limit. Considering that St. Louis currently sits at 48, that extra contract slot should come in handy for them later on in the year.