Update (4:02 PM): Custance clarifies the waiver situation. So the Sharks, for example, wouldn’t get preference on a second waiver go-around because they put in a claim the first time around. They’d have a chance at him just because they want him at all. - Matt
Also, sounds like Nabokov’s in no hurry to get in touch with the Islanders. I’m liking him more and more. - Matt
Update (3:21 PM): Kenny’s moved on. - Matt
Update (3:11 PM): Supposedly, the Sharks put in a claim. So if the Islanders do waive him again, the Wings would still not get a shot at him, even if the Sharks are the only team that had put in a claim.
Unless. But somebody with space and priority over Detroit is going to want him. – Matt
Update (3:02 PM): Okay, I guess I’m wrong that he’s automatically done with the NHL this year. TSN reports the Islanders can suspend him or waive him, which means he could go back into circulation should the Islanders decide they’re okay with that.
They might as well suspend him, though. Why let another team get him?
But… loop re-opened. - Matt
If he’d reported but immediately demanded a
trade move, he would have gone to waivers again and been claimed by the next team in line behind the Islanders, but apparently, that’s not happening.
He wanted to play for Detroit, apparently. Shocker. (I guess it’s just as likely that he wanted to play for another contender, but I’m going to go with he wanted to play for Detroit most of all). - Matt
Moving on.Â - Matt
Update (12:09 PM): Now the question is whether or not he’ll report. Regardless, he’s out of the Wings’ reach now and I find myself not caring about that question.
How stupid. - Matt
Update (12:06 PM): Yep, Wings bitten by one of the dumbest rules in the game. Ah well.
As as Jimmy doesn’t get hurt, it’s no big deal. But it’s a thin line to Joey MacDonald Town, eh? – Matt
Craig Custance had it out there first. That sucks. Wings don’t get their insurance.