Looking for the first move by Darcy Regier and, hence, Terry Pegula? The Sabres have put captain Craig Rivet on waivers. They're obviously hoping someone claims Rivet, who is still owed about $850,000 for this season.
Teams generally do not make waiver claims public, in case the player clears without being claimed. Rivet has not played since Jan. 11 and clearly won't play for the Sabres anymore. He's No. 8 on the defense chart.
Would someone pick up the veteran at this point? We'll see. If he goes unclaimed, that's when things get interesting. Rivet, by the way, was on the ice early for today's morning skate.
5:30 p.m. update: The latest is this is simply a way for the Sabres to allow Rivet to continue his NHL career. Darcy Regier is going to address the media before tonight's game. He would not normally speak until the waiver process is complete. Almost certain he'll say they're cutting ties with Rivet if he clears and not messing around with Portland or bringing him back.