B. McGrattan cleared Waivers. Van places. A. Volpatti on Waivers.
McGrattan clears waivers. Volpatti (VAN) now on
Was fairly sure McGrattan would clear, but Volpatti going on waivers a surprise. He's been reasonably good for us and certainly isn't bad as the 13th forward - something coming to replace him? Pinizzotto coming up? Trade?
A little more info from earlier today:
Pinizzotto was nearing healthy again, but had a small setback. Could they expect Volpatti to clear and want to try Pinizzotto out? It seems a bit premature since he hasn't played any games yet (I don't think) for the Wolves since being injured.
Manny Maholtra won't talk - his agent won't talk and still no job within the organization announced.
Agent Wade Arnott says his free agent brother Jason had a medical setback but is ok now. He's calling teams again.
You can bet Arnott will call the #Canucks. He's been talking with them this week about Steven Pinnizzotto.
Ongoing edit for updates:
Aaron Volpatti on waivers for 2 reasons. 1. Get him icetime. 2. Open roster spot for Steve Pinizzotto, coming off injured non-roster status.
TSNBobMcKenzie Once Pinizzotto is officially on VAN roster (after Volpatti clears or is claimed) SP can be sent to Chicago (AHL) for conditioning stint.
More from twitter:
News1130Sports Volpatti's agent Peter Cooney says his client is "dissapointed" because he wants to be in the NHL and in Vancouver.
Cooney was told by Canucks they like his client but that they want to free up a roster spot and get Volpatti more ice.
Cooney is confident Volpatti will be back in the NHL soon - in Vancouver or elsewhere.
sportsnetmurph #canucks need roster spot, Weise kills penalties+Volpatti doesn't. VAN didn't want to expose a d-man on waivers. Reasons for decision.
Also, Jonathan Willis put up an article on this in the Edmonton Journal:
A team looking for fourth-line depth and toughness could do worse than Volpatti, but it would not be a surprise if the 27-year old cleared waivers either.
Edited by elvis15, 27 February 2013 - 11:55 AM.