The Sabres announced (Twitter link) that they have placed winger Remi Elie on waivers. It’s expected that Buffalo will recall someone from Rochester of the AHL once he’s either claimed or clears waivers on Sunday.
This is the second time this season that Elie has been on the wire as the Stars waived him late in training camp despite the fact he was a regular on their fourth line last season. He hasn’t been able to hold down a regular spot with Buffalo, however. The 23-year-old has played in just 16 games this season despite being healthy throughout the year and hasn’t contributed much, picking up just a single assist while logging 10:21 per night.
Given those struggles, there is a good chance he will go unclaimed this time around although if a team wanted to take a gamble on him, it wouldn’t cost much as Elie is only making $735K this season after accepting his qualifying offer in July. He’s slated to be a restricted free agent this summer with salary arbitration rights.