At ESPN Insider, Craig Custance writes about what some teams are doing with their young players when the lockout starts on Sunday at 12:01AM.
He notes that Colorado and Edmonton will send Gabriel Landeskog and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins to the AHL and that players who are on their entry level deal and exempt from waivers need to be sent down before September 15th.
For players who are not waiver exempt, they need to clear waivers by Saturday as well to be able to play in the AHL.
Custance writes that GM’s will be watching the waiver wire closely to see if anyone is worth claiming.
In 2004, the day before the lockout was slated to start, the Blue Jackets claimed defenseman François Beauchemin from Montreal when they tried to send him down to the minors.