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Sabres' first roster move: Rivet on waivers

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.

---Mike Harrington
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington) 

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John Vogl

John Vogl

John Vogl has been covering the Sabres since 2002-03, an era that has included playoff runs, last-place finishes and three ownership changes. The award-winning writer is the Buffalo chapter chairman for the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has been covering the Buffalo Sabres since 2007. He is a member of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association and can vouch that exposed flesh freezes instantly when walking in downtown Winnipeg in January.

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Amy Moritz

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