Today's Waiver Fodder

12/28/2009
Vancouver Canucks v Anaheim Ducks

Although these are not the type of moves expected following the holiday roster freeze, two GMs made some minor roster decisions today.  The Anaheim Ducks placed forward Kyle Calder on waivers while the Nasville Predators did the same with Dave Scatchard.

Calder skated to the left of Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf on the top line however he turned in a sub-par performance.  The 32-year-old Calder produced only two assists in 14 games for the Ducks while posting a minus-seven rating.

Scatchard going on waiver may be a surprise to some  but with the recent callup and play of rookie Nick Spaling, the veteran became redundant.  This move also frees up cap space for the team, albeit not a lot but every dollar counts in this economy.

In 16 games, Scatchard posted five points and a plus-three.  The 33-year-old  averaged a little under 11 minutes of ice time per game.

It makes one ponder what is in store down the line considering both GMs essentially freed up roster spots. Will it be the kids getting the call ups or will these moves precede trade dominos beginning to fall?

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Anthony Curatolo
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