I thought he had a knee injury? I'm sure someone would have taken a chance on him if he was healthy. He's a very good player.
Yup, he injured his knee at the WC. He wasn't qualified by Nashville because of the uncertainty that he'd ever play again, and in turn wasn't signed by anyone else. Last I heard (bout a month ago) he was well on his way to rehabilitating.
Appears that he's ready to go again, though. This is his chance to show everyone that he can still be a player in the NHL.