There was another flurry of players put on waivers Wednesday, as teams continue to trim down to their 23-man roster limits.
We already touched on the Flyers putting veteran forwards Chris Porter and Colin McDonald on waivers; now, it appears the Blues have followed suit by exposing two of their more experienced players — defenseman Chris Butler, and winger Magnus Paajarvi.
Butler, 28, is a veteran of nearly 400 NHL contests and had a pretty solid ’13-14 campaign in Calgary, scoring 16 points while appearing in all 82 games. He found it more difficult being a regular on a loaded St. Louis blueline, however, and made just 33 appearances last season.
Paajarvi, the 10th overall pick in 2009, has never really secured a consistent role under head coach Ken Hitchcock. This marks the second time he’s been waived in the last 10 months; in ’14-15 he played just 10 games for the Blues, spending the majority of his season in AHL Chicago.
Elsewhere, the Avs raised some eyebrows by waiving former first-round pick Joey Hishon.
Hishon, 23, was the 17th overall pick in 2010 but had the start of his pro career derailed by concussion issues. He eventually debuted with Colorado in the ’14 playoffs, then appeared in 13 games last year.
For the rest of today’s waivers, click here.