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Ben Scrivens clears waivers, assigned to St. John's

Unclaimed on the waiver wire, Ben Scrivens will now report to the St. John's IceCaps.

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Ben Scrivens cleared waivers at noon today, and has been assigned to the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League

Scrivens was traded by the Edmonton Oilers to the Montreal Canadiens on December 28 for beleaguered forward Zack Kassian. He played 15 games for the Canadiens, presenting a 3.07 GAA and 0.906 SV%, with a record of five wins and eight losses.

With the potential return of Carey Price, and the arrival of the freshly signed Charlie Lindgren, Scrivens became expendable. He'll likely ride out the remainder of the season in the AHL before his contract expires, and he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

On February 29 Scrivens was sent down to the AHL momentarily along with Michael McCarron, Jacob de la Rose, and Morgan Ellis, in order to qualify them for the IceCaps for the remainder of the season and the playoffs. It appears that the plan to send him down may have been a foregone conclusion.

There will now be some congestion in goal for the IceCaps, and the assumption is that Eddie Pasquale will be loaned to the Brampton Beast of the ECHL to make room for Scrivens.