There was the news that veteran enforcer Cody McLeod, who was placed on waivers yesterday, has been claimed by the New York Rangers on Thursday, but it shouldn't prevent teams to notice a very desirable player who landed on the waiver wire today.
The St. Louis Blues have placed former top prospect Magnus Paajarvi on the waiver wire.
The former first round pick, who was selected 10th overall by the Edmonton Oilers back in 2009, has played 44 games with the Blues this season, but only managed to record two goals and four points in that time frame.
The Blues mostly expected more from Paajarvi, who ended up in St. Louis in 2010, in a major deal for David Perron. The team is now expected Jaden Schwartz to return and needed to make room.
The young player could benefit from a change of scenery and respond well under the pressure of a Cup contender. Several teams are said to be on the lookout for a boost up front and support on the wing.
The 26-year-old is on the last months of his one-year, one-way contract worth $800,000 he signed last summer.
No way this guy goes unclaimed, right?