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Yelle Placed on Waivers

Monday, 10.26.2009 / 11:24 AM ET / Tracking the Storm
By Paul Branecky
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Yelle Placed on Waivers
Just 10 games into his Carolina career, the Hurricanes have placed center Stephane Yelle on waivers.

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Yelle, who was signed to a one-year contract this off-season, has one assist thus far. While that was never expected to be the 35-year-old’s major contribution, ice time has been scarce, hitting a season-low 2:19 in the team’s most recent game at Minnesota. For the season, he’s averaging just 7:39 per contest.

While it’s difficult to make much of an impression in that amount of time, minor penalties have not helped his cause. He took a hooking minor in the second period of the Minnesota game, after which he only played one shift. That infraction gave him 10 penalty minutes in the team’s 10 games.

The move does not guarantee that Yelle will be claimed, reassigned or even removed from the lineup. Just ask Frank Kaberle about that. However, Yelle is one a one-year deal worth just $550,000, making him an affordable addition for a team that needs a veteran center. To the best of my knowledge – still trying to confirm – he would clear sometime tomorrow.  UPDATE - he would clear Tuesday at noon.

It is interesting that Yelle was placed on waivers after a solid season debut from Brandon Sutter, indicating that the Canes may be making room for him after an outstanding training camp. Practice is taking place at the moment (Yelle is practicing in his normal spot), and we’ll have more on the situation afterward.


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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
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4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Skinner 82 28 23 -2 51
V. Rask 80 21 27 -6 48
J. Staal 82 20 28 6 48
E. Lindholm 82 11 28 -23 39
J. Faulk 64 16 21 -22 37
J. Nordstrom 71 10 14 1 24
A. Nestrasil 55 9 14 4 23
R. Nash 64 9 13 -5 22
N. Hanifin 79 4 18 -14 22
J. Slavin 63 2 18 1 20
 
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E. Lack 12 14 6 .901 2.81