Former eighth overall pick among 16 placed on waivers on Thursday

Published October 5, 2023 at 2:15 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

We're only five days away from the start of the 2023-24 NHL season, with rosters needing to be submitted to the league by 5 p.m. ET on Tuesday, October 10th, half-an-hour before the first game of the new campaign between Tampa Bay and Nashville.

As teams continue their preseason games and training camps, rosters are being trimmed down in preparation for opening night and that means several players have been put on the waiver wire over the last week.

According to TSN's Chris Johnston, a total of 16 players were placed on the waiver wire on Thursday afternoon including former eighth overall pick Alexander Nylander. Let's take a look at the full list.

Nick DeSimone (CGY)
Mathias Emilio Pettersen (CGY)
Martin Pospisil (CGY)
Andreas Johnsson (PIT)
Joona Koppanen (PIT)
Alex Nylander (PIT)
Connor Carrick (SEA)
Cameron Hughes (SEA)
Kole Lind (SEA)
Max McCormick (SEA)
Gustav Olofsson (SEA)
Andrew Poturalski (SEA)
Mitch Reinke (SEA)
Jimmy Schuldt (SEA)
Devin Shore (SEA)
Marian Studenic (SEA)


Thursday's Waiver List

As is always the case from the opening of the waiver wire until the end of October, the order of teams that can place a claim is based off of last season's standings in reverse. The Anaheim Ducks get the first crack at placing a claim on any of the players above, followed by the Columbus Blue Jackets and Chicago Blackhawks.

If any of the players above go unclaimed on Friday afternoon, they'll be assigned to their respective teams American Hockey League affiliate.

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