Tuesday, we will learn whether he has been claimed by another NHL team or has
cleared. If he clears, it is up to the Isles to decide whether he stays
with the NHL club or is sent to Bridgeport.
I wrote "again" because Sim has been placed on waivers multiple times this
According to Article 13.2(b) of the CBA, Players may be assigned to the minors
is he clears waivers and "the player has not played in ten (10) or more NHL
Games cumlative since Regular Waivers on him were last cleared, and more than
thirty(30) days cumulative on an NHL roster have not passed since Regular
Waivers on him were last cleared."
Sim is the oldest Islanders (9-29-1977) on the active roster, which stands at
the NHL maximum of 23. The roster includes the 20 players who dressed over the
weekend, plus Rick DiPietro, Frans Nielsen and Trevor Gillies.
If Sim were to be sent down, it would leave Gillies as the only healthy Islander
born in the 1970s. Five others (Doug Weight, Radek Martinek, Mark Eaton, Mark
Streit and Mike Mottau) are on the injury list.
As noted by Mike Fornabaio http://blog.connpost.com/fornabaio/, placing Sim on
waivers might be just to "restart the clock". The Isles would need to make some
sort of move to get any of their injured players (the 5 above, Hunter and
Okposo) back on the active roster.
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