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01-05-2011, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by hototogisu View Post
He doesn't "need" to be waived - he could have been put on Tampa's roster immediately after they signed him if they wanted to. But they're concerned about his knee (offseason surgery) and the fact that he hasn't played hockey in six months or whatever. So he's going to the AHL to get back into game shape and then they'll call him up. And they want him down there for longer than a conditioning stint (which he wouldn't have to be waived for, either).
Ah, thanks. That makes sense, now that I think about it. Maybe now he can help sabotage Tampa a little bit so the Rangers actually stand a chance the next time they play against each other....

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