After 25 players found themselves on waivers on Friday (23 of which cleared), it’s a smaller group of players on the waiver wire today. James Mirtle of The Athletic reports (Twitter link) that the following nine players have been waived:
D Alexandre Carrier
D Ben Harpur
G Kasimir Kaskisuo
D Tyler Lewington
F Sean Malone
F Michael McCarron
F Anthony Richard
Toronto Maple Leafs
All nine players have some NHL experience, ranging from one game for Malone and Kaskisuo to 127 for Hutchinson. The latter actually started last season as the backup in Toronto but struggled mightily before being waived and sent to the minors. He was flipped to Colorado before the trade deadline and as a result of injuries to both Philipp Grubauer and Pavel Francouz, Hutchinson actually was the starter for the Avalanche by the time their postseason run came to an end. While he did relatively well, he still had to settle for a two-year, two-way deal that was ultimately signed to meet a pending expansion requirement.
Teams will have until 11 AM CT on Sunday to place a claim on any of these players. If they pass through, they’ll be eligible to be assigned to the minors or to the new taxi squads.
I would imagine the Devils will be claiming Hutchinson.