Surprising names hit waiver wire on eve of NHL trade deadline
The waiver wire is always worth monitoring on the eve of the NHL trade deadline, and it didn't disappoint Tuesday.
The Senators also put goalie Martin Gerber on re-entry waivers again, hoping a team will claim him this time for half the salary left on a contract that expires June 30.
But Morrison, Satan and Roberts were the surprise names. Morrison, 33, is earning $2.75 million this season and will be an unrestricted free agent July 1. The Ducks, a source told ESPN.com, haven't had "any interest" on Morrison but hope a team claims him so they can save some cap space.
Roberts, 42, hopes to get a chance at another playoff run. His cap number for this season is $2.42 million because of bonuses. He'll be an unrestricted free agent July 1. The Lightning have had trouble moving him, so this might be a way to get it done.
Satan, 34, has 17 goals in 64 games with the Penguins this season and just hasn't been a great fit. He's earning $3.5 million and will be a UFA July 1. It's a curious move for a Pens team trying to make the playoffs, but we suspect it's to hopefully clear cap space so the team can bring in another forward.
Sim, 31, had a three-assist night Monday against the Colorado Avalanche and was rewarded by being put on waivers by the Islanders. He has another year left on his deal at $1 million.
Perrin, 33, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in Tuesday's edition he would welcome a change of scenery. Well, there you go, big boy -- you're on waivers. He makes $750,000 this season in the last year of his deal.