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Huge Names Hitting NHL Waiver Wire Today, Plus LTIR Changes

The NHL is going to see some big names hit the waiver wire today. Among them, Corey Perry, Loui Eriksson, Tyler Johnson and others.

Today [Monday] may be the biggest day in terms of players who hit the waiver wire in the NHL. There are already close to 20 names that have been placed there by NHL teams and there could be closer to 100 by the time the day is through. Could anyone be claimed?

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Among the players already hitting waivers are some surprising names, including two recent signings from the Montreal Canadiens in Corey Perry and Michael Frolik. The Vancouver Canucks have placed Louis Eriksson and Sven Baertschi on waivers and the Tampa Bay Lightning placed Tyler Johnson back on the waiver wire as well as added Luke Schenn to the group.

The Edmonton Oilers are rumored to be looking to pick up another goalie for to improve their tandem if something becomes available, but they placed a goaltender on waivers today as they placed third-string netminder Anton Forsberg on the list. They also moved Jujhar Khiara, Patrick Russell, Joakim Nygard, and Alan Quine.

The Calgary Flames moved Derek Ryan, Zac Rinaldo and Oliver Kylington.

The Toronto Maple Leafs sent down Kenny Agostino, Travis Boyd, Adam Brooks, Martin Marincin and Calle Rosen but hung onto goaltender Aaron Dell. The team must believe Dell would be claimed if made available.

Corey Perry Montreal Canadiens

Last Minute LTIR Rule Changes Will Affect Waivers

Part of the mad rush to get guys on waivers today is because the NHL informed teams that if any changes are made to the submitted Tuesday rosters on Wednesday (for LTIR purposes), it will count as if they were originally submitted on Tuesday, as per a report by TSN’s Frank Seravalli.

This means a lot of teams plans to move players are the very last minute to maximize their LTIR cap savings will be affected. The NHL felt that changes between Tuesday and Wednesday’s openers would prove the teams were not accurately reflecting their Opening Night rosters in their original submission and were “undermining” or “circumventing” the system.

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