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Bob McKenzie: Hurricanes To Place Anthony Stewart On Waivers

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TSN's Bob McKenzie reported via Twitter that Hurricanes forward Anthony Stewart will be placed on waivers today. (Photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jbk-ltd/collections/72157619609115405/">Jamie Kellner</a>)
TSN's Bob McKenzie reported via Twitter that Hurricanes forward Anthony Stewart will be placed on waivers today. (Photo by Jamie Kellner)

TSN's Bob McKenzie tweeted this morning that the Carolina Hurricanes will put forward Anthony Stewart on waivers Monday at noon. Stewart, who was signed this offseason, is in the first year of a two-year deal that pays him $800,000 this season and $1 million next year. He has six goals and seven assists in 50 games, playing mostly on the team's fourth line.

The Canes also reassigned Riley Nash to Charlotte today, so if Stewart is claimed — teams will have until noon Tuesday to make claims on him — Carolina will have just 11 forwards on the roster. If Stewart is not claimed, Carolina can assign him to Charlotte of the AHL or keep him on the NHL roster.