Columbus Blue Jackets Claim Craig Rivet Off Waivers, but Is Another Move Coming?

February 26th, 2011 by Patrick Drottar Leave a reply »
Hours after the Columbus Blue Jackets won their third game in a row against the Phoenix Coyotes, the boys in blue made their first move before the trade deadline.

On Saturday, general manager Scott Howson announced the Jackets had claimed former Buffalo Sabres captain Craig Rivet off waivers. Rivet will join the Jackets in time before their game Sunday against the Nashville Predators.

This now gives the Blue Jackets too many defenseman. They will now look to make space for Rivet. Rostislav Klesla, who is getting ready to return from injury, has been drawing interest from several teams. Jan Hejda is another name that has been brought up, as he has an expiring contract at the end of the season.

Rivet has struggled this year in Buffalo, spending time with both the Sabres and AHL affiliate Portland. He has only played 23 NHL games this season, registering one goal and three points, which led to the Sabres placing him on waivers.

Although this has not been Rivet's idea of a great season, he is a true team player and brings his leadership to a group of youngsters in Columbus.

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