New Jersey Devils Start Tweaking Roster: Brian Rolston Put On Waivers

December 14th, 2010 by levinakl Leave a reply »
With the struggles the New Jersey Devils have had thus far this season, many people have been waiting for the " other shoe to drop." 

While people have been creating the rumors of head coach John MacLean being fired, GM Lou Lamoriello made his first significant move today, placing LW Brian Rolston on waivers. 

While this move may actually amount to nothing (more on this in a bit), it does send a statement to the team that there are changes in the works, even if things don't turn around immediately.

With a team that is struggling the way the Devils have been, in the salary cap world, you can't necessarily get rid of too many guys. Doing this to a player like Rolston circumvents the no-trade clause that Rolston has as part of his contract. 

By being placed on waivers and not traded, Rolston has no say on where he may end up.

Before getting too excited about Rolston's imminent "departure," people should understand this is more of a procedural move than anything else. 

Since Rolston signed a contract past the age of 35, his contract will count against the Devils salary cap ev ...

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