The Islanders just announced they’ve placed Nathan Lawson and Rob Schremp on waivers.
This doesn’t necessarily mean anything immediately. But work backwards: Monday is the trade deadline. Any player in the NHL at 3 p.m. on Monday can’t be sent down. So if the Islanders would want to send either of those guys down at any point beyond Monday, they need them to clear waivers by Monday and send them to the AHL, at least on paper, at 3 p.m. Anyone on waivers after today wouldn’t clear until after the deadline.
Edit just to note that I’ve tried to clarify a few things up top. And I hope that actually worked. Also added the below.
So who is technically eligible to be sent down Monday, now? Micheal Haley, Matt Martin, Ty Wishart, I think Al Montoya (don’t think he has enough NHL time yet to need waivers, though he will at some point), Travis Hamonic, Mark Katic*, Lawson and Schremp if they clear, and… John Tavares. (Yeah. Right.)
Meanwhile, blast from the past division: AHL transactions say that Manitoba signed Mike Mole to a PTO. Interesting, if true: IHDB and Elite Prospects don’t have him playing this year.
*-For crying out loud. Thought I had Katic in there. Sorry. Thanks for catching.