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NHL Trade Deadline 2011: Craig Rivet Heads Back On Re-entry Waivers

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PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 26:  Craig Rivet #52 of the Buffalo Sabres controls the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 26 2010 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 26: Craig Rivet #52 of the Buffalo Sabres controls the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 26 2010 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Craig Rivet will head back onto re-entry waivers today at noon for the hope that some team will claim him at half of his price. Rivet's prorated contract is worth $846,000, which is roughly 40 days left of his $3.5 million contract. If some team claimed him, he would then be worth $423,000 to a team for a month and a half which is a manageable price of many teams. 

Rivet requested a trade from the team and since no one would actually do a deal, the re-entry waiver wire was the next best option. He feels that he will be claimed by a team according to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun:

Just spoke with Craig Rivet. Feels good about the chances of a team taking him on re-entry waivers. Classy guy and hope for the best for himless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

 

There are a handful of teams that appear to be interested in claiming Rivet, but none that I have seen coming from credible sources. Rivet has three points in 23 games played and has been an off and on healthy scratch since November 24th. I feel that some team will take on Rivet, especially if they are looking for a defenseman just because of the price tag alone.