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.