Veteran winger John LeClair cleared re-entry waivers today, meaning no other NHL team opted to pick him up for half of his salary for the remainder of the season. He reverts to being Penguins property.
If LeClair, 37, chooses not to retire, the Penguins must decide what role he will play. That could include keeping him on their NHL roster or assigning him to their Wilkes-Barre farm team.
LeClair's role diminished in his second season with the Penguins, and he was put on waivers last week. No teams claimed him at his full salary, so he was assigned to Wilkes-Barre, then put in re-entry waivers.
More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.