Craig Rivet’s time in Buffalo is officially over. He was claimed off re-entry waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets today (per TSN).
Sabres fans can breathe easy knowing that there is now a spot on the roster for another player. I, for one, am sorry to see him go. He was a wise acquisition in 2008. Unfortunately, injuries and the speed of the game hampered his ability.
Hopefully he will get some minutes with the Jackets, he certainly deserved a better fate than sitting in the press box watching Andrej Sekera turn the puck over all night.
Also picked up on waivers today: Marco Strum (LA to WAS) and Nick Boynton (CHI to PHI).
A few players of note who were put on waivers: Rob Schremp (NYI), Pascal Leclaire (OTT), Ty Conklin (STL) and a few other guys that don’t really matter.