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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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.
The former Dallas and Chicago netminder needs to clear waivers before he can join the defending Stanley Cup champions.
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.