The Washington Capitals made room on the active roster for the return of defenseman Mike Green by placing RW Joey Crabb on waivers today. If Crabb is not claimed by another team by tomorrow at noon, he will report to the AHL's Hershey Bears.
Crabb was signed last summer to a 1-year, 1-way $950,000 contract with the intent of having more offensive punch from the fourth line. Crabb, 29, scored 11 goals and 26 points in Toronto last season, but has only scored 2 goals and 0 assists in 26 games with the Caps.
For the smallish Crabb, being picked up by another NHL team is a good possibility. He gives an honest effort every night in all 3 zones, he goes hard to the net, and he's willing to throw his weight around. For teams in need of a depth checking winger, they could do a lot worse.