Interesting. He clearly had no trade value (not even for a conditional 7th round pick), so I thought maybe they'd just sit him in the pressbox until the season ended and let him walk into the sunset. Waiving your captain takes balls, but I like that they did it. If someone else can take him, great. I'd be interested to see if they name a new captain in season or wait until summer.
Perhaps they just couldn't find a buyer for Rivet, but they could be clearing bodies.
I'm gonna miss you, Rivet. You were a true hockey player. It was unfortunate we acquired you after your prime, more so the downslide of your career, but you never backed down from anyone. A true leader on the ice. It's too bad your legs couldn't keep up with your fire.