maybe Volpatti is included to a trade coming and the team that wants him cant clear roster for him at the moment, so if they were to acquire him from waiver, Volpatti goes straight to the minors.
i bet canucks make a trade with either columbus, buffalo, washington, or florida.
Now watch Vancouver make a trade with washington.
I bet original trade was Volpatti + Luongo for X but since washington wanted volpatti on their farm team , Van had to put him on waivers for them so when they pick him up he goes straight to the minors. It'll buy washington some time to make room for him