Posted by TheHockeyGuy on October 1st, 2009
There was speculation as to the status of veteran right winger Brendan Shanahan, who did not take part in Thursday morning’s Devils practice.
General manager Lou Lamoriello solvered the mystery surrounding Shanahan when he revealed the team has cut the future Hall of Famer.
“Over the past couple of days Jacques (Lemaire) and I have had conversations. The unexpected has transpired,” Lamoriello said. “It’s not that Brendan cannot play. It’s that these (young) players have become something special at this time.”
Shanahan, 40, is still on the Devils’ roster. As long as he remains on the roster, his $1 million salary will count against the cap.
Lamoriello suggested he would be removed from the roster shortly, at which time the $1 million would no longer count against the cap. The GM said it is possible he could trade Shanahan, put him on waivers or that the winger could accept a position within the organization.
Click here to read the full article – By Rick Chere of Newark Star-Ledger