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NHL waiver wire slows down

The NHL waiver wire at the start of the season has been working on over drive as players have been reassigned to other teams as rosters became finalized and teams deal with injuries to those that made opening roster.

Yesterday three players were put on waivers.

Arizona Coyotes Jamie McBain

McBain, 28, made three appearances with the Coyotes to start the season. The veteran defenseman with 348 NHL games of experience under his belt had yet to make an impression on the staff with young up and coming talent in the prospect ranks.

The Edina, Minnesota native was a second-round selection by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2006 NHL Draft and after playing parts of four seasons with the club he has spent the last three seasons trying for find a fit with new organization.

Last year the blue liner skated in 44 contests with the Los Angeles Kings scoring two goals and seven assist while only being assessed six penalties minutes.

New York Islanders Steve Bernier

Bernier, 31, will be suiting up for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers the American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate for the Islanders to start the 2016-17 season.

The former first-round draft pick played in 24 games last season for the Islanders notching a goal and five assists.

Toronto Maple Leafs Milan Michalek

Michalek, 31, started the 2016-17 season with a role on the Czech Republic team for the World Cup of Hockey where he had three points in three games. Since then he has skated in five contests for the Maple Leafs already this season and has and a goal and an assist.

Having cleared waiver he will report to the Toronto Marlies.

All three players cleared at noon today.

Per TSN’s Bob McKenzie, no new players have been placed on waiver today at noon.

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