Injuries have been one of the top stories of the start to this NHL season. With the injury reports comes players being moved and re assigned and many must pass the waiver wire.
Yesterday the New York Rangers placed defenseman Dylan McIlrath on waiver to send him back to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate the Hartford Wolf Pack.
McIlrath, 24, only skated in one game with the Rangers before he was re assigned to the Wolf Pack. In the one appearance, he stayed off the score sheet and was assessed four penalty minutes. He has yet to make his season debut with Hartford.
Last season the 6’5”, 220-pound blue liner appeared in 34 contests with the Rangers and amassed 64 penalty minutes in that time, along with ending the season a plus-7.
Along with McIlrath, the St. Louis Blues put Magnus Paajarvi on waiver yesterday as well.
Paajarvi, 25, appeared in three games with the Blues this season and has notched one goal in that time. Last season the Finnish winger skated in 48 NHL contests with the Blues and hand nine points. Additionally, he played in seven AHL contests with their affiliate the Chicago Wolves and had a points a game average.
Both players cleared waiver and will be assigned to their respective clubs farm team in the American Hockey League.
The only name placed on waiver today was that of right wing Teemu Pulkkinen.
Pulkkinen, 24, was claimed on waiver by the Minnesota Wild just prior to the season starting when the Detroit Red Wings placed the Finnish forward on waiver to send them to their AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids.
In eight appearances with the Wild this season the Finnish forward has had one goal.