Thank you very much, I just started following hockey last years playoffs, so I wasn't familiar with how waivers worked.
Don't be afraid to ask questions. The CBA is very complex and very few can honestly say they know every detail.
Pre-waiver claim today, this is how Bill Meltzer's column had the waiver decision:
Yesterday, the Flyers placed winger Tom Sestito and goaltender Michael Leighton on waivers. The club is currently capped out and is using long-term injured reserve allowance. Sending Sestito ($605,000) and Leighton ($900,000) to Adirondack will clear $1.505 million off the team's cap figure.
There is a chance that Sestito will be claimed off waivers by another team today. Although not particularly trusted by Laviolette (who clearly prefers the smaller, speedier Zac Rinaldo), Sestito does have some assets to offer. He is not a bad skater for such a big guy, and when he plays under control, he can be effective in non-fighting situations.
In the case of Leighton, there is virtually no chance of the veteran goaltender being claimed. It is also pretty clear that fellow veteran Brian Boucher is the better NHL backup. However, in fairness to Leighton, he has only played one pro game since last April. As bad as he looked in his early season outing in Tampa, the team in front of him was just as bad.