Team has to keep that player in the pro roster if they wish to pick someone up, otherwise original team gets that player back, this happened with montreal last year, Nashvill picked up bouillon then they loaned him to their AHL affiliate, by doing so Montreal Claimed him back!!!
Right ...but only 80 %...They rule is the TEAM that lost him has FIRST right to pick him back up.. They can choose to pass... its not an automatic as you make out..
It has happened with Holden and Druken before as well..
Think what would happen if say Green is taken in the waiver draft today inorder to free up $$$..then he is waived by his new team and suddenly he is a Leaf again Salary and all..