Former Top 10 Pick Among Two Players Placed on Waivers

Two players have hit the waiver wire today in the NHL, including a former Top-10 overall pick. The Buffalo Sabres have placed Tyson Jost on waivers, while the Detroit Red Wings did the same with recently signed goaltender Michael Hutchinson.

Jost has seen his minutes and production plummet this season as he has just four points and 29 games while averaging just over 10 minutes a night. Wednesday night however, despite starting the game on the first line, he played less than seven minutes, and now if he’s able to clear waivers, will be joining the Sabres AHL affiliate in Rochester.

As noted by Sabres insider Lance Lysowski, assuming Jost clears, the team will now have $5.25M in salary taking up space in the minors: Jost ($2 million), Jacob Bryson ($1.9 million), and Riley Stillman ($1.35 million).

Jost was the No. 10 overall pick by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2016 NHL entry draft. In eight NHL seasons, he has 56 goals and 138 points in 442 games.

As for Hutchinson, he got into just one game for Detroit and fared pretty well, allowing just three goals on 36 shots. The Wings signed the 33-year-old netminder two weeks ago, to a one-year, two-way contract. In 154 career games in the NHL he has a 2.94 goals against and a .902 save percentage.

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