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by Alanah McGinley on 01/01/08 at 07:08 PM ET
From the AP and TSN,
Sergei Samsonov cleared NHL waivers on Monday, and was put on re-entry waivers by the Blackhawks on Tuesday.
Samsonov has appeared in 23 of Chicago’s games without scoring a goal. He has four assists, and a minus-seven plus-minus rating. He was acquired last June from Montreal for Jassen Cullimore and Tony Salmelainen. Samsonov is under contract for US$3.525 million this season and can become an unrestricted free agent next July 1.
If a team claims him, they will only have to pay half of his remaining salary, with Chicago paying the rest.
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