In his chat with the Portage Daily Graphic, Arron Asham said that he fully expects to be with the Rangers in training camp this September and that even though he was placed on waivers, the Rangers haven’t given up on him.
He said that he was placed on waivers for some salary flexibility and that he wasn’t hurt by the organization doing so.
Asham did say that he would have been happy if someone claimed him on waivers.
It’s been considered that Asham and Powe could be sent down or traded at the end of training camp to clear some salary cap space.
Sending Asham down to the minors would free up $925,000 on the salary cap but the team would be charged a cap hit of $75,000. Asham has a cap hit of $1 million and when a team sends down a player, on a one-way contract, that has a cap hit higher than $925,000, they are charged with a cap penalty of the difference between the cap hit and $925,000.