Waivers Activity: Former starting goalie waived, Habs claim forward

Published February 23, 2023 at 2:38 PM

Prior to the trade deadline, there's often frequent waiver activity from teams clearing roster spots and looking to improve, or to take a chance on another player that hasn't worked out in with their current team. Today was no different, featuring Chris Driedger and Chris Tierney both on waivers.

Driedger is in the second year of a three year contract that pays him $3.5M annually, which he earned after the journeyman posted an impressive season with the 2020-21 Florida Panthers. In that season, he had a staggering record of 14-6-3 with a .927 save percentage, a far cry from the .899 he posted with the Kraken a year later. Now, battling injuries throughout the entirety of this season, Driedger may find a new home with a struggling team on waivers, but his contract makes it unlikely.

The Montreal Canadiens have claimed depth forward Chris Tierney from the San Jose Sharks. Tierney makes $3.5M for the rest of this season, and can probably fill a depth role on a Canadiens team that isn't worried about the expiring cap hit on a non-competitive team. The Sharks would view the offloading of the contract as a win however, as they can potentially market some cap space and be a third-party broker at the trade deadline.

Finally, the remaining players from yesterday cleared, including Toronto's Joey Anderson and Anaheim's Justin Kirkland.

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Waivers Activity: Former starting goalie waived, Habs claim forward

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