Satan, Morrison, Roberts placed on waivers

Posted by Richard Pollock in Anaheim Ducks,Ottawa Senators,Pittsburgh Penguins,Tampa Bay Lightning on March 3, 2009 — No Comments

From TSN:

The Pittsburgh Penguins placed two-time All-Star Miroslav Satan on waivers. The 34-year old has been a disappointment in his first year in Pittsburgh after signing a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Pens this past offseason. The veteran sniper has 17 goals and 19 assists in 64 games this season. The Pens hoped he would be a good fit on the wing with Sidney Crosby, but the two never really clicked as linemates.

Not finished yet…

Also, the Ducks placed Brendan Morrison on waivers. The 33-year-old has 10 goals and 12 assists in 61 games with the Ducks. 

Morrison’s situation differs from Satan’s, in the sense that the Ducks need the space under the salary cap for players returning from injury following the deadline.

There’s more…

Veteran forward Gary Roberts was also placed on waivers after only 30 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Several teams are reportedly interested in the 42-year-old, including Calgary where Roberts first played and captured the Stanley Cup in 1989.

Finally…

The Ottawa Senators once again placed goaltender Martin Gerber on waivers to see if there are any takers for the Swiss netminder. Gerber has been playing with the Binghamton Senators of the AHL for the past few weeks.

The Sens also placed defenceman Brenden Bell on waivers.

A few more players were waived, so you can read the rest here.

These names might look all flashy to some NHL fans but, the fact is, most of these players won’t be touched.  Satan hasn’t done anything this season to warrant his contract, same for Morrison.  Gerber has struggled in Ottawa and Bell lacks the necessary defensive skills to crack the top-six of a playoff team.  I expect Roberts to get picked up but he will see at most–fourth line ice time on a contender.