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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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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 77 23 31 -13 54
J. Faulk 82 15 34 -19 49
E. Lindholm 81 17 22 -23 39
V. Rask 80 11 22 -14 33
J. Skinner 77 18 13 -24 31
N. Gerbe 78 10 18 -14 28
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
J. Staal 46 6 18 -6 24
J. Liles 57 2 20 -9 22
J. McClement 82 7 14 -7 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 22 24 5 .910 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 17 6 .900 2.72