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Canadiens Players Clear, 29 Names Added to NHL Waiver List

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Both players placed on waivers by the Montreal Canadiens yesterday went unclaimed, which means Philippe Maillet and Lias Andersson will report to their AHL affiliate, the Laval Rocket.

Several other NHL players were placed on the waiver wire Sunday, which resulted in two claims. The Pittsburgh Penguins claimed centre Jansen Harkins from the Winnipeg Jets, and the Nashville Predators claimed left wing Samuel Fagemo from the Los Angeles Kings,

NHL Players On Waivers (October 2)

Yet another large group of players were placed on waivers Monday, though no current member of the Montreal Canadiens appeared on the waiver list.

In total, 30 players were added to the waiver wire, including former Habs defencemen Victor Mete (Philadelphia Flyers) and Corey Schueneman (Colorado Avalanche).

There are no particularly notable players available, at least compared to when 2019 first-round pick Lassi Thomson was placed on waivers by the Senators.

Jan Jenik (Arizona Coyotes) and Rasmus Asplund (Florida Panthers) may garner some interest throughout the league but don’t expect the Canadiens to make any claims when evaluating the current crop of waiver-bound players.

NHL CBA Waiver-Wire Priority List Refresher

For now, the off-season priority list is locked in and will give teams that finished lower in the standings last year the first opportunity to claim a player that is placed on waivers.

For example, the Montreal Canadiens finished 28th last year, therefore they are the team with the fifth highest priority on the NHL’s waiver wire list. Teams have 24 hours to make a claim.

The off-season list will remain in place until November 1, when it will switch from using last season’s standings to this year’s standings to determine priority.

Simply put, the Canadiens will maintain the fifth-best position on the waiver wire priority list for at least a month. The Anaheim Ducks will maintain the No.1 spot on the list until November 1, as well, despite claiming Lassi Thomson from the Senators.

To get a better understanding of the NHL’s waiver wire priority process, you can click here.

Here is the current NHL waiver-priority list, which is valid until November 1:

TeamsWaiver Priority Order
Anaheim Ducks1
Columbus Blue Jackets2
Chicago Blackhawks3
San Jose Sharks4
Montreal Canadiens5
Arizona Coyotes6
Philadelphia Flyers7
Washington Capitals8
Detroit Red Wings9
St-Louis Blues10
Vancouver Canucks11
Ottawa Senators12
Buffalo Sabres13
Pittsburgh Penguins14
Nashville Predators15
Florida Panthers16
Calgary Flames17
NY Islanders18
Winnipeg Jets19
Tampa Bay Lightning20
Seattle Kraken21
Minnesota Wild22
Los Angeles Kings23
NY Rangers24
Dallas Stars25
Colorado Avalanche26
Edmonton Oilers27
Vegas Golden Knights28
Toronto Maple Leafs29
New Jersey Devils30
Carolina Hurricanes31
Boston Bruins32
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derfab

Habs should play Primeau and then think seriously about waving either Allen or him, depending on how he does. Habs and Allen don’t owe one another anything at this point and, if they wait for the deadline, he could be injured again. Rather have a young guy getting much needed games in than an old backup holding the fort.