Blackhawks place defenseman Rob Scuderi on waivers: reports

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Rob Scuderi played in 17 games for the Blackhawks after being traded from the Penguins.

CHICAGO – Very quickly there are little remnants of the Blackhawks’ biggest trade of the offseason. That’s how the finances work in today’s NHL.

Per multiple reports on Tuesday afternoon the team has placed defenseman Rob Scuderi on waivers. The move was likely made as a way to save room in the salary cap.

Scuderi, you might remember, was acquired in the trade with Pittsburgh that sent Trevor Daley to the Penguins on December 14th of last season. Daley was acquired from the Dallas Stars on July 10th along with Ryan Garbutt in exchange for for Patrick Sharp and Johnny Oduya.

Garbutt was dealt to the Ducks on January 21st for forward Jiri Sekac, so essentially the Blackhawks made the Sharp and Oduya trade for him since him. Of course salary cap is the main reason for all of these moves since the Blackhawks were in danger of going over the cap following their Stanley Cup title in July.

During his 17 game stay withe Blackhawks Scuderi failed to register a point and averaged 11:06 of playing time per game.


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