Dallas Stars Place Seven on Waivers Ahead of CBA Expiration

Just a short note, but the Dallas Stars had a few players placed on waivers Wednesday. These players were placed on waivers so they can play with the Texas Stars during the anticipated NHL lockout.

Usually these waiver placements would happen during training camp. However, since that is unlikely to happen on time this year, most teams are placing players who are expected to play in the AHL this season on waivers now ahead of the CBA expiration on Saturday.

Those players are:
  • D Maxime Fortunus
  • D Tyler Sloan
  • F Luke Gazdic
  • F Travis Morin
  • F Toby Petersen
  • F Colton Sceviour
  • F Francis Wathier
Remember that this is not a complete list of Dallas players expected to play in Austin. These are only players that would have to clear waivers. Wikipedia actually has a pretty good explanation of NHL waivers. In general, players don't have to go through waivers until they've played three professional seasons.

TSN has a complete list of all players on waivers.