On Saturday afternoon, the Boston Bruins placed forward Chris Wagner and defenseman John Moore on waivers.
Bruins place John Moore and Chris Wagner on waivers.
— Ty Anderson (@_TyAnderson) October 9, 2021
Sunday afternoon, they both cleared.
Both players are still contractually Boston Bruins while being assigned to the Providence Bruins. Even though both players will be paid their full 2021-22 salary ($1.525 M for Wags, $2.75 M for Moore) the team will save by burying $2.250 M in the minors. Wagner’s cap hit is different from his salary, so his cap hit will be $225K. Moore’s will be $1.625K.
Either player can be recalled if the Boston club needs them but they would have to clear waivers to return to Providence.
So what does this mean? It means that the roster is pretty much set. According to our friends at Cap Friendly it looks like Wagner got beat out for a fourth line spot by Karson Kuhlman, who may or may not return to Providence after Curtis Lazar recovers from his upper-body injury. Jakub Zboril is currently the 7th D instead of Moore.
🎥 Per Coach Cassidy, Curtis Lazar is considered "week-to-week" with an upper-body injury: "Hopefully it's on the short end of that…give him a few days and we'll have a better idea." pic.twitter.com/QBVeef4RR6
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) October 8, 2021