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BREAKING: Former first round pick put on WAIVERS for Contract TERMINATION

Published November 27, 2022 at 4:43 PM
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Year after year the National Hockey League is becoming more-and-more of a ''young mans league'' and it's becoming harder for veteran players to get a job.

This year the Buffalo Sabres had signed a 2010 first round pick, in hopes that he would provide some veteran leadership and some depth scoring for the team. But after only getting into 2 games with the Sabres he was sent to the American Hockey League to play with the Rochester Americans. After 6 games in the AHL, he has scored 3 assists, but apparently that is not what the Sabres were looking for, and in conclusion, the Buffalo Sabres have placed Riley Sheahan on unconditional waivers for the purpose of contract termination.



Sheahan was signed to a one-year deal worth $950,000, which seemed like it was going to be a steal for the veteran of 637 games. While he has never scored more than 13 goals and 36 points in a single season, he provided a great two-way game.



As of 2pm tomorrow, Sheahan will be a free agent and can sign with another NHL team or continue his career over in Europe.

If he does clear waivers today it is very unlikely that another NHL team will sign him as the cap hit would be more than his current hit, even if he is signed for league minimum, as we are over a quarter of the way through the season.
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