Thread: Claimed off Waivers: NYI takes Thomas Hickey
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01-15-2013, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by HockeyGuruPitka View Post
Personally feel that this is a solid move.

Find it hard to believe that Edmonton, and Columbus passed up on him. Especially columbus. I dont think that they are even dumb enough to think they wont be in the basement. Why not give this kid a shot? worst case scenario is that he helps you get Mackinnon.
24-man roster limit means he would need to be guaranteed a spot on the NHL roster among the top seven d-men (possibly resulting in exposing an existing player to waivers), otherwise he'd go back on waivers and I believe his old team would have first crack at him.

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