Golden Knights claim former first-rounder from Panthers; 23 placed on Saturday's wire

Published October 7, 2023 at 2:15 PM

The National Hockey League's 2023-24 season is set to get underway on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. ET with the Tampa Bay Lightning taking on the Nashville Predators. 30 minutes before puck drop, all 32 teams around the league have to submit their official opening night rosters to the league.

In order to get their current rosters down to size for opening night, several teams have needed to use the waiver wire to assign players to their respective American Hockey League affiliate.

42 players were placed on the waiver wire on Friday afternoon and according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the Vegas Golden Knights have claimed 2018 first round pick Grigori Denisenko from the Florida Panthers.

According to TSN's Chris Johnston, a total of 23 players were placed on the waiver wire on Saturday, October 7th. Let's take a full list of players who are available to be claimed on Sunday.

Saturday's Waiver List
Jesper Bosqvist (BOS)
Oskar Steen (BOS)
Jakub Zboril (BOS)
Brandon Biro (BUF)
Kale Clague (BUF)
Riley Stillman (BUF)
Trey Fix-Wolansky (CBJ)
Jack Ahcan (COL)
Brad Hunt (COL)
Cam Dineen (EDM)
Philip Kemp (EDM)
Brad Malone (EDM)
Calvin Pickard (EDM)
Tyler Madden (LA),
Shane Bowers (NJ)
Justin Dowling (NJ)
Tyce Thompson (NJ)
Max Willman (NJ)
Denis Gurianov (NSH)
Jachym Kondelik (NSH)
Chris Driedger (SEA)
Cale Fleury (SEA)
John Hayden (SEA)

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 Sunday afternoon, they'll be assigned to their respective teams American Hockey League affiliate.

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