With the NHL season now in full swing and many transactions taking place between the San Jose Sharks and Worcester Sharks there’s lots of questions about waivers and the new collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and NHLPA. The major change in the new agreement involves re-entry waivers, where a player making more than $105,000 in the AHL would need to pass through waivers to be recalled to the NHL. Re-entry waivers no longer exist. Players may now be recalled from the AHL to the NHL without the need of passing though waivers.
The waiver rules for assigning players from the NHL to AHL are basically unchanged. The only difference is if player is on emergency recall he will now need to clear waivers to be assigned to the minor leagues after 10 games or 30 days on the NHL roster, both cumulative, have elapsed just like a standard recall.
The following players are on the SJ Sharks roster and would need to clear waivers to be sent to the AHL
The following players are on the SJ Sharks roster and have already cleared waivers to be sent to the AHL. If 10 games or 30 days on the NHL roster elapses, both cumulative, since the last time they cleared waivers they will need to do so again before being assigned to the AHL.
The following players have cleared waivers and have been assigned to the Worcester Sharks.
The following players are waiver exempt and are assigned to the WorSharks
Heemskerk, Thomas (currently with San Francisco [ECHL])
To complete the record, the following are playing for the WorSharks under AHL contracts and would need to be signed to NHL contracts to be recalled to the NHL
Nelson, Taylor (currently with San Francisco [ECHL])
Tam, Mikael (currently with San Francisco [ECHL])