Wild place Nystrom on waivers

So, this is a little bit of a surprise.

The Minnesota Wild have placed center Eric Nystrom on waivers, according to Wild.com and Mike Russo.

Eric Nystrom

Nystrom was placed on waivers on Thursday.

Nystrom is in his second year of a three-year deal with the Wild and was slated in as centering the team’s fourth line between Colton Gillies and Brad Staubitz. He has until 11:00 a.m. on Friday to clear waivers, at which point he will be assigned to the Wild’s AHL affiliate, the Houston Aeros.

As I mentioned, Nystrom was slated as the team’s fourth line center, but this move tells you how much the team thinks of Brett Bulmer and Nick Johnson, the former of whom had a stellar camp and the latter a waiver pick up late in the preseason.

I’ll be honest, this isn’t a Sean Avery-type move that everyone saw coming. Nystrom skated with his to-be linemates all preseason long. There were really no indications that he was going to get waived.

Nystrom tallied four goals and eight assists, with a minus-16 rating in his first season with Minnesota.

Speak Your Mind

Tell us what you're thinking...
and oh, if you want a pic to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!