In a surprising move, the New York Islanders have placed forward PA Parenteau on waivers today. Look for him to be claimed by another NHL club at noon tomorrow.
Parenteau, 33, is the latest surprise to hit the 2016 waiver wire as teams make final cuts from their training camp roster.
Last season the right wing skated in 77 contests for the Toronto Maple Leafs and scored 20 goals and had 41 points. When picked up by the Islanders the expectation was that he would join John Tavares on the Islanders top line.
The 6-foot, 198-pound forward has 424 career NHL games under his belt since making his debut during the 2006-07 season with the Chicago Blackhawks.
He previously had joined the Islanders organization for the start of the 2010-11 season and played for the club for two seasons before leaving and heading to play in the western conference. Over the course of those two seasons he represented the Islanders in 161 regular season contests and scored 38 goals, 120 total points for his efforts.
As we inch closer to the start of the NHL regular season and the final rosters being due, watch for other developments with waiver and possible trades as teams look to finalize their starting lineup.