The Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed ex-hab Ron Hainsey on waivers. What this means is the Canadiens are now responsible for half his salary, which counts towards Montreal’s cap.
The Blue Jackets are an awful team defensively and Hainsey will finally get the chance to play. Good for him, bad for the Habs tonight. After tonight? Who knows? Maybe he’ll be a future star? Ron Hainsey had many chances with the Canadiens and he never performed up to par. The Canadiens will miss having a body tonight but I think Montreal is more concerned with the salary obligation than with losing another mediocre defenseman.
It seems there was a lot of waiver action in the NHL today. I’d like to refer to this August 10th post about Thibault when I said he wouldn’t last until Christmas. Well, he’s been put on waivers today.
Kristian Huselius, a talented young kid has also been put on waivers. I’m not sure what his contract status is but he should be picked up fast by someone if his contract isn’t outrageous.