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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
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 69 21 28 -11 49
J. Faulk 74 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 73 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 69 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 72 11 20 -11 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 70 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 74 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 46 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 38 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62