The Buffalo Sabres placed forward Jean-Sebastien Dea on waivers today, according to reports.
Dea, 26, is entering the second season of a two-year, one-way contract worth $1.4 million.
The Sabres, of course, would probably like to shed Dea’s $700,000 salary. Teams have until noon Tuesday to claim him.
If Dea stays in the organization, he is expected to provide depth, perhaps on the new taxi squad the NHL has implemented because of the COVID-19 pandemic or with the Rochester Americans.
Dea enjoyed a strong season with the Amerks last year, leading the AHL affiliate in both goals (15) and points (39) in 57 games. He went pointless in three contests with the Sabres.
The AHL has targeted Feb. 5 to start its season. The Sabres, meanwhile, will open their training camp later this week.
Dea has also played for the Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils.
Update: Dea has cleared waivers, according to reports.