NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 22: Brian Rolston #12 of the Philadelphia Flyers argues a call against the New Jersey Devils in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center at on April 22, 2010 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Brian Rolston Clears Re-Entry Waivers, Remains Property Of Devils

Brian Rolston of the New Jersey Devils remains Brian Rolston of the New Jersey Devils. The forward cleared re-entry waivers.

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Brian Rolston Clears Re-Entry Waivers

Half priced Brian Rolston just didn't seem to appeal to anybody.

The expensive Devils' forward cleared re-entry waivers this morning, despite the fact that while on re-entry, any team in the league could have had him at half price. Had a team claimed him, the Devils would be on the hook to pay half of his salary over the next two seasons, about $2.53 million.

Lou Lamiorello's team would've been happy with that, though, since it would give them some much needed flexibility. Instead, they're still stuck with Rolston, who will return to the Devils' NHL roster. We'll see what the team opts to do from there.

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Brian Rolston Put On Waivers As Devils Attempt To Move Salary

The New Jersey Devils are trying to rid themselves of the albatross that is Brian Rolston and his $5.0625 million contract. The Devils will assign Rolston to the AHL's Albany Devils, which they are able to do since they already placed him on waivers earlier this season.  

Rolston's been placed on re-entry waivers, meaning he's available to the rest of the league at half price against the salary cap. The Devils would be on the hook for the other half for the remainder of his contract, which expires after the 2011-12 season, should a team claim him off re-entry. 

Yes, the Devils plan is to pay a guy ~$2.53 million against the cap to play for another team. Desperate times, desperate measures and all that. 

More details from Tom Gulitti, Devils beat writer at the Bergen Record:

Lamoriello said Rolston has not been assigned to Albany yet, but will be later today. He then must report to Albany before being placed on re-entry waivers, so the earliest he can be placed on re-entry waivers is noon on Wednesday.

Lamoriello said it was was not definite that Rolston will be placed on re-entry waivers on Wednesday, but it will happen eventually. He would not comment when asked if he believes another team will claim Rolston.

For more on the Devils, be sure to check In Lou We Trust

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