Carolina Hurricanes forward Jussi Jokinen cleared waivers, as did forward Tim Wallace, according to multiple reports on Wednesday afternoon.
Wallace has been assigned to the team's American Hockey League affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, according to an announcement by the team.
Jokinen was able to clear waivers due to the $3 million annual average value his contract carries against the salary cap through next season. Apparently, rival teams were interested in Jokinen's services but weren't interested in picking up salary against the cap, considering it is going down to $64.3 million next season. Jokinen has compiled five goals and five assists for 10 points in 30 games this season.
While Jokinen and Wallace were able to clear, forward Kaspars Daugavins was claimed by the Boston Bruins from the Ottawa Senators. This is an interesting development, given Daugavins creative shootout attempt, which angered a few members of the Bruins.
Notably, David Krejci:
David Krejci on the Daugavins shootout attempt:"I wouldn't like it if someone on my team tried that move."— Ian Mendes (@ian_mendes) March 12, 2013