bout time magnan gets sent down. surprising he needs waivers though
Both Magnan and Gionta were eligible for waivers. It has to do with how old they were when they signed their first NHL contract. They either have so many years or so many games played before they have to go through waivers. Both Magnan and Gionta's years since signing their first contracts have run out, so they needed to go through waivers.
Originally Posted by Eggers
How does that work, exactly? Do you have to clear waivers to be sent down if you play a certain amount of games with the big club? I think Magnan dressed for 18 games.
Yes, IIRC, a recalled player has to go through waivers to be sent back down if he has played at least 10 games or has been on the NHL roster for 30 or more days.