Not surprisingly, the waiver wire isn’t quite as busy today after 25 players were on it yesterday. Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports (Twitter link) that the following seven players have been waived by their respective teams:
G Joe Cannata (Colorado)
D Alex Lintuniemi (Los Angeles)
F Zack Mitchell (Los Angeles)
F Landon Ferraro (Minnesota)
F Cal O’Reilly (Minnesota)
D Hunter Warner (Minnesota)
D Kyle Burroughs (NY Islanders)
Out of the trio from the Wild, O’Reilly is arguably the most notable. He’s coming off of a very productive season with their AHL affiliate in Iowa with 64 points in 75 games, good for a tie for eighth league-wide in scoring. However, while he has 145 career NHL games under his belt, only a dozen have come in the past two years. Ferraro had a quieter season with Iowa, posting just 23 points in 50 contests, his lowest point-per-game average since 2013-14. He also got into two games with the big club, collecting a single goal. Warner spent all of last year at the minor league level, picking up a trio of assists in 37 and is entering the final year of his entry-level deal.
Mitchell split last season between Minnesota (23 games, five points) and Iowa (42 games, 33 points) before signing a two-way deal with the Kings this summer. Lintuniemi wrapped up his entry-level contract last season where he more than doubled his offensive output from the year before (from 10 to 24 points). That was enough to land him a qualifying offer in the offseason.
As for Cannata, the 28-year-old spent most of last year at the ECHL level with the Colorado Eagles and will likely be headed back to that level for 2018-19. Burroughs wrapped up his entry-level pact last year with a strong showing with Bridgeport of the AHL where he collected a career-best 25 points along with 99 PIMS. The Islanders gave him a two-year deal back in July that carries a guarantee of $150K this coming season and $225K in 2019-20.