Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Wild Waive Sykora

After getting his first game back on the ice in a little while on Monday night, the Minnesota Wild decided to help out the #helppetr cause and placing Petr Sykora on waivers on Tuesday morning, hoping that he might get a taker or two.

In only 14 games this season, Sykora only has 2 goals and 1 assist, 8 PIM and has a -7 rating. Those are not numbers that are going to make any team leap at his availability, in my opinion.

Salary CapGoing into this season, Sykora signed a 1-year deal worth $1.6 million against the cap for the Wild. At age 33, he could be sent down to the minors without his cap hit being an issue, but he does have a one-way deal, so they would be paying him the full whack anyways. At this point, if he is claimed on normal waivers, he would only be worth about half of his $1.6 million for the remainder of the season. If there are no takers right away, I would imagine he would be placed on re-entry as soon as they can, to see if they can find a taker with either side taking half of the remaining salary and cap hit.

ImplicationsIn the pools, Sykora was an option for the Sheet pool along the Minnesota lines, but was not taken at all. I can't say I'm surprised about that. I don't think anyone even blinked at him once when it came time to draft our team this year. He's about as washed up fantasy wise as one could be.

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