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Hurricanes reportedly place Irbe on waivers

Updated: May 8, 2003, 3:03 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Carolina Hurricanes have placed goaltender Arturs Irbe on waivers, the Raleigh News & Observer and NHL Network both reported Saturday.

The Hurricanes are actively trying to cut payroll. They traded Sami Kapanen to Philadelphia in a cost-cutting deal Friday. Irbe is making $2.5 million this season.

If another NHL team claimed Irbe off waivers, the Hurricanes no longer would be responsible for his salary.

Irbe still can play for Carolina while he is on waivers.

The 35-year-old ...

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