With Dale Weise returning to the Canucks' lineup on Tuesday, management decided to stick with 14 forwards and 7 defencemen and put Yannick Weber on waivers. He is put on waivers because he was signed to a one-way $650,000 deal this summer.
"I just don't think Yannick earned a spot," said John Tortorella. "That's why he's not with us right now. He didn't play well enough to be in our 20. I hope it works out for him."
Francesco Aquilini chimed in:
"The decision was made that we were going to move one of our defencemen down rather than a forward. At this point, the coaching staff felt, based on the mix of players we have on our defence, Andrew Alberts was going to be a better fit than Yannick. Assuming Yannick clears, he'll be assigned to Utica."
Weber played in 10 games as a Canuck, mostly on an ignored 4th line role due to Canucks injuries. He possesses a hell of a (right-handed) shot and can still make an impact on an NHL team. He is only 25 years old. He may not even clear waivers by tomorrow morning. He might be claimed.