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JASON GARRISON (D) PLACED ON WAIVERS, GRIFFIN REINHART (D) REASSIGNED TO AHL ON CONDITIONING LOAN

The Golden Knights have made a pair of roster moves prior to this afternoon’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. Defenseman Jason Garrison, who has been a healthy scratch for each of the last four games, was placed on waivers and will be reassigned to the AHL if he clears waivers.

Griffin Reinhart has been sent to the AHL on a “conditioning stint.” Basically, it’s a rule in the CBA which allows players who are consistently healthy scratches to be sent to the AHL to play in games. The stint can last for a maximum of 14 days and the player remains on the NHL active roster throughout the entire stint.

Therefore, the moves open up one roster spot for the Golden Knights. That will be used to bring Erik Haula off the IR after his knee injury sustained against the Detroit Red Wings on October 13th.

Teams will have 24 hours to place a claim on Jason Garrison. If one does, Garrison (and his $4.6M cap hit) will become a member of that team.

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2 Comments

  1. RJ

    I totally understand these moves. At this point, this is what I expect from McPhee. He will not give anything away for free. If someone wants one of our defensemen, they’ll have to pay for it, either give McPhee something, or take on a gigantic contract. McPhee is uninterested in putting the 23 best players on the ice, especially if it means giving something away for free. If we lose some games, we lose games. Wins have no value to him, a 2018 6th rounder does.

    I LOVE being 7-1, but being 7-1 is NOT part of McPhee’s plan, and anyone giving him credit for it just does not understand his method this season.

    I’m getting a little sick of hearing ‘reporters’ tell me about ‘struggling’ Jason Garrison, ‘needs work’ Shea Theodore, and ‘bad fit’ Vadim Shipachyov. Those guys are in the AHL because they are either waiver exempt or because they have a contract that is unlikely to be claimed. McPhee is making moves with reason, but I’m absolutely mystified why we keep hearing they are related to the games we are playing this week.

    I’m unbelievably pleased to be wrong about our start this season. I’m happy to say my preseason doom and gloom does not match the performance on the ice. Hopefully, my full season expectations are equally exceeded.

    • SwordsandFangs

      Not sure I agree with a GM not wanting to win. I understand the importance on securing players for the future and the teams continued success, but talk to any player and they’ll tell you they’re here to win and they want to win now.

      I never like when the front office and players seem to not be on the same page.

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