Reports: Wild place forward Eric Nystrom on re-entry waivers
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Nystrom was placed on regular waivers last week and cleared those. He was then sent to Houston of the American Hockey League.
If Nystrom gets through re-entry waivers, he will be headed back to the Wild and the team will have to make a roster move. However, if he's claimed by another NHL club, half of his $1.4 million salary will have to be paid by the Wild.
In other words, this gives teams an opportunity to claim Nystrom at a reduced price.
Nystrom, a first-round draft choice by the Calgary Flames in 2002, signed a three-year contract before last season as a free agent that was due to pay him $1.4 million per year. He played in 82 games in 2010-11 and had four goals and eight assists.