May 10, 2017
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>jr400</b></div><div>Hoffman’s gone so that moves him up one slot on the depth chart. I don’t think there’s any chance of Armia being claimed if he’s waived with his 2x$3.4M cap hit and even higher salary, so if waiving him avoids having to waive Ylonen, that’s definitely what I’d do.
However, CapFriendy’s Montreal depth chart shows Ylonen already in the minors. Doesn’t that mean they don’t have to waive him? Or does a guy have to clear waivers to stay in the minors if he’s already there when he loses his waivers exemption? I thought if he was already in the minors they could just keep him there without waiving him, until they have a permanent spot in the NHL for him. Of course then they’ll need to be confident that he’ll stick, because they won’t be able to send him back down again, but they’ve had a pretty good look at him in the NHL already, so that should help them judge when the time is right for him to come back up full time.</div></div>
Come training camp, every one way contract and waiver exempt guys have to go through waivers if cut to Laval, as Habs trim to 23 man roster.
There is very very little chance Armia gets claimed. But after the season begins, and if they call him up. He has to pass through re-entry waivers. At that time a team with injuries and cap space could claim him. Not guaranteed but a better possibility compared to training camp when most teams rosters are pretty set.