At the start of the season the Montreal Canadiens sent down several players to the American Hockey League who needed to first clear waivers. The players who the Canadiens submitted on waivers included Sven Andrighetto, Marc Barberio, Michael Condon, Max Friberg, Bobby Farnham, Stefan Matteau, Philip Samuelsson, and Chris Terry.
Only Condon was claimed, by the Pittsburgh Penguins, while all the other players cleared and were assigned to the St. John’s IceCaps in the AHL.
Three players from this group have been recalled to the Canadiens: Andrighetto, Barberio, and Terry.
As per the rules governing waivers under the new collective bargaining agreement re-entry waivers were eliminated, and a new rule was put in its place: a player who cleared waivers once during the current season would be allowed unlimited movement between the NHL and AHL up until that player plays 10 games or spends 30 days in the NHL on a non-emergency basis, calculated cumulatively.
Andrighetto, freshly recalled from the IceCaps, has been recalled five times thus far this season, playing eight games and spending a cumulative 27 days with the Canadiens. He becomes waiver eligible in two more games or three more days (December 30th).
Terry is enjoying his second call-up to the Canadiens this season, scoring his first goal with the team recently. He has spent 26 days with the Canadiens and has played in nine games, meaning that when the Canadiens play their next game on December 28th he is likely to play his tenth game of the season, and if he does will become waiver eligible. If he doesn’t play, he still becomes waiver eligible on December 31st.
Finally, Barberio has now played 10 games, after three call-ups to the Canadiens, and therefore is waiver eligible should the Canadiens decide to send him back to the AHL. If they do, and he clears, the clock resets at zero again for the waiver eligibility requirements.