Barring further major injuries -- an iffy proposition these days -- with luck Worcester might get one player back from the NHL Sharks in either Matthew Nieto or Bracken Kearns, and Kearns would have to clear waivers
. Tomas Hertl has not been declared out for the season yet, but he had knee surgery so he's unlikely to be a factor at either level.
World Peace must first clear waivers
before any of those teams have a chance to negotiate with him.
Anton Forsberg has to clear waivers
before the Hawks could assign him to Rockford, a risk they clearly aren't ready to take yet.
One would suspect he'd at least investigate the idea of signing the future Hall of Famer should he clear waivers
, especially considering the uncertainty here at the position.
Johnson, Boston's leading preseason scorer with four goals, was the team's last roster cut on Sunday, but had to clear waivers
before joining the P-Bruins.
Wims might be the favorite for the other spot, not because he's the best or most ready, but because he may have shown too much so far in camp to clear waivers
and get to the practice squad.
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.