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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Brendan Witt Placed On Waivers

Veteran defenseman and all-around badass Brendan Witt was activated off of injured reserve today- only to be placed on waivers, according to Newsday's Katie Strang. This news comes after rumors of the Isles trying to shop Witt, with little success.

The 34-year-old tough guy struggled with a knee injury and a -18 rating before being placed on IR. If he clears waivers, he will go down to Bridgeport. GM Garth Snow says that this move is more indicative of the play and development of young blueliners such as Andy MacDonald and Jack Hillen, rather than Witt's play. However, it's little secret that Witt has had a hard time fitting into Scott Gordon's system of play, not to mention keeping off of IR. No doubt frustration has also gotten the better of him.

At any rate, should Witt end up somewhere else, we wish him all the best wherever he goes. I had become one of his biggest supporters during his time on the Island, and I still think he brings his all to the ice, no matter whom he plays for. Best wishes.

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