After clearing waivers, Roy sent to AHL

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Derek Roy has cleared waivers and been assigned to AHL Milwaukee, the Nashville Predators announced today.

The demotion of the 31-year-old forward comes one day after the demotion of another veteran, Viktor Stalberg.

Roy had one goal and nine assists in 26 games for the Preds. He started off well, with an assist in each of his first three games, but saw his ice time reduced dramatically as the season progressed. The return of Mike Fisher, plus the emergence of rookie Calle Jarnkrok, left Roy the odd man out down the middle.

From The Tennessean:

Roy, who had four straight seasons of 20-plus goals from 2006-10 in Buffalo, was placed on waivers for the first time in his career

“It’s a tough feeling and not a good spot to be in,” Roy said. “I’m just going to try and work my way out of it, and hopefully it’s for the better.”

Roy participated in Sunday’s practice at Bridgestone Arena and said he planned to discuss his future with his agent.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Roy said.

Roy is a pending unrestricted free agent with a cap hit of $1 million.