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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Dubie Off to Columbus on Waiver Technicality

Chris Botta reports that, although goalie Wade Dubielewicz had signed a contract here, he will be heading off to the Columbus Blue Jackets' next game.

Why? Ask whoever came up with the rule in the CBA that allowed the Jackets to pick off the contract. Because he's re-entering the NHL from Russia, he had to clear waivers after signing, and thus the Jackets (in sore need of a backup after Pascal Leclaire's umpteenth injury) were able to claim him despite his turning them down earlier.


So now the Islanders are stuck inbetween a rock and a very hard place, and have to hunt around for another goaltender after this. Tonight's game will feature Yann Danis in net once again, and Peter Mannino as the backup.

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