Lightning place nine-year veteran Denis on waivers

Updated: December 28, 2007, 3:41 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Lightning placed backup goalie Marc Denis on waivers Friday.

Denis, who's in his ninth NHL season, has been a major disappointment since being acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a June 2006 trade and signing a three-year, $8.6 million contract. He appeared in 10 games this season, going 1-5 with a 4.05 goals-against average and .859 save percentage.

If the 30-year-old clears waivers Saturday, the Lightning plan to reassign him to AHL Norfolk.

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