clear waivers


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clear waivers

Of a professional athlete, to be released by a professional team and then not claimed by any other team in the league. If we demote him, do you think he'll clear waivers? I just don't want another team in our division to get ahold of him.
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clear waivers

To be unclaimed by another professional club and therefore liable to be assigned to a minor-league club or released.
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First the players must clear waivers, and NHL teams have until 9 a.
The Bruins kept 14 forwards, including Jordan Caron and Nick Johnson, both of whom have to clear waivers to go to Providence, and eight defensemen, including a surprise keeper in Kevan Miller.
1-million salary are expected to clear waivers at 9 a.
The former Dallas and Chicago netminder needs to clear waivers before he can join the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Before a player can be traded after the non-waiver deadline, which was July 31, that player must clear waivers.
Murray, who turned 30 in November and had to clear waivers to be sent down, is a veteran in his seventh season as a professional.