Lightning Place Veteran Forward On Waivers

The Tampa Bay Lightning have placed forward Riley Nash on waivers. 

The Lightning originally claimed Nash off waivers from the Winnipeg Jets back in December. Due to this, Winnipeg will have the opportunity to put a claim on him first. However, that doesn't mean it will automatically happen. In fact, given his current struggles, one could argue that it's unlikely they will.

It has not been a good season for Nash thus far. In 25 total games between the Jets and Lightning, he has yet to record a single point and sports a minus-2 rating. After a fantastic 41-point campaign in 76 games during the 2017-18 season with the Boston Bruins, the 32-year-old has never come anywhere close to that kind of production since. 

Yet, even with all of this being the case, one has to wonder if a team will decide to claim him. He is capable of being utilized on the penalty kill and comes with a good amount of experience. The veteran forward also only carries a $750,000 cap hit and teams are still getting hit by COVID-19. Could a team like, say, the Ottawa Senators put a claim on him? 

Nevertheless, we will have to wait and see what happens with Nash.

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