Anaheim Ducks defenseman Mathieu Schneider has passed waivers. Schneider cannot be bought out because the deadline for buyouts has passed. It's believed that Ducks GM Brian Burke is working on several possible trades, and a deal could be made soon. Putting Schneider on re-entry waivers is also a possiblity, but given the Ducks' salary cap problems, this option is unlikely.
The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed forward Darren McCarty to a one-year, two-way contract believed to be around $500,000.
The Calgary Flames have placed forward Marcus Nilson on waivers. This should clear the way for Nilson to play in Russia with a KHL team, if he clears.