Right winger Ty Rattie finds himself back on the wire as the Hurricanes announced Saturday that they have placed him on waivers. It’s the second time he has been waived in 2017 as Carolina picked him up via waivers from St. Louis back in early January.
Since being claimed on January 4th, the 24 year old played in just five games with Carolina, picking up two assists while averaging 13:28 per game. However, he was also a healthy scratch 12 times in that span. On the season between the Blues and Hurricanes, he has two assists in nine games while logging 10:44 per game in ice time. In his career, he has five goals and five assists in 35 games. Rattie is making $650K this season and will be a restricted free agent this summer with arbitration eligibility.
Rattie wasn’t the only player put on waivers on Saturday as the Sabres placed blueliner Taylor Fedun on the wire per Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston (Twitter link). The defenseman has played in 25 games with Buffalo this season, picking up seven assists while playing a little under 14 minutes per night. He has been a much bigger offensive threat at the minor league level, recording 17 points (4-13-17) in just 20 games with Buffalo’s AHL affiliate, the Rochester Americans. Buffalo activated fellow rearguard Cody Franson off of injured reserve earlier today, leaving Buffalo with eight defensemen in the active roster. Fedun carries a cap hit of just $600K and is slated to be an unrestricted free agent in July.