A person with direct knowledge of the decision has confirmed to The Associated Press that the Colorado Avalanche have placed veteran defenseman Brad Stuart on waivers with the intention of buying out the final year of his contract.
Brad Treliving saw the rules for the expansion draft and immediately was in an advantageous position. The Calgary Flames' general manager needed a goaltender, and with Las Vegas set to harvest the NHL for two of them in a year, his colleagues had incentive to make a move.
As team executives began gathering on the arena floor an hour before the start of the NHL draft's second round Saturday morning, a video highlighting former No. 1 selections began playing on the big-screen video boards.
The scene on Sunday night at The Blue Line, a hockey-themed bar in the River Market, symbolizes a passion for hockey in Kansas City. But 40 years after the Scouts left and nearly 10 years after the opening of the Sprint Center, prospects of the NHL returning any time soon are slim.
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