Edmonton Oilers forward Sam Gagner.
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1,000+ game veteran among five placed on waivers on Tuesday

Published March 5, 2024 at 2:19 PM

We're quickly approaching the National Hockey League's trade deadline for the 2023-24 season, which is only three days away. As teams get prepared for potential deep runs in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, players need to be on an NHL roster by 3 p.m. ET on Friday, which makes using the waiver wire this week very important.

On Monday, we saw a total of three players placed by their respective teams and today, five more were put on the wire for the purpose of being assigned to the American Hockey League.

One of the players on today's waiver wire, Maxime Comtois, has spent the entire season in the American Hockey League with the Chicago Wolves, but signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Carolina Hurricanes. In order to be assigned back to the Wolves, Comtois will have to clear waivers.

"Maxime Comtois name will be on waivers tomorrow. @Canes don't have a AHL team, so he'll still play in Chicago until he'll be called up." Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports said in a post on X on Monday night.

Comtois, 25, has appeared in 45 games in the American Hockey League this season, putting up 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists), 97 penalty minutes and is a minus-17.

Edmonton has placed veteran forward Sam Gagner on the waiver wire, the team announced shortly before 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday.

"🔁 #Oilers roster move 🔁

Forward Sam Gagner has been placed on waivers.


Gagner, 34, has ten points (five goals, five assists), ten penalty minutes and has an even-rating in 27 games for the Edmonton Oilers, which is his third stint with the organization after being selected sixth overall by them in 2007.

The Vancouver Canucks announced that they've placed defenceman Guillaume Brisebois on the waiver wire.

"General Manager Patrik Allvin announced today that D Guillaume Brisebois has been placed on waivers for the purpose of assignment to Abbotsford (AHL)."

Brisebois, 26, has yet to play this season after suffering an injury during the team's training camp before the start of the 2023-24 campaign. Shortly after the season began, the Canucks placed Brisebois on long-term injured reserve.

The Minnesota Wild also got in on the waiver action, placing a pair of forwards, Vinni Lettieri and Jake Lucchini on the wire.

Lettieri, 29, has put up seven points (three goals, four assists) in 32 games with Minnesota this season, along with eight points in ten AHL games with Iowa.

Lucchini, 28, has two points (one goal, one assist) in 21 games for the Wild and 23 points (11 goal, 12 assists) in 30 games for AHL Iowa.

In other related news, the Calgary Flames have claimed defenceman Joel Hanley off waivers from the Dallas Stars. Hanley appeared in 32 games for the Dallas Stars this season, putting up three assists, 23 penalty minutes and is a plus-three.

Meanwhile, the Washington Capitals have reclaimed forward Matthew Phillips off waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins. In three games with the Penguins, he failed to record any points and has five points (one goal, four assists) in 27 games with the Washington Capitals.

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