The move Monday to place left wing Brendan Shanahan on the "non-roster list" was just a temporary one until the Devils and Shanahan decide what they want to do going forward. Shanahan was let go by the Devils last Wednesday after being informed that there was no room for him to play on the team's top three lines.
Shanahan might soon be placed on waivers, but that's just one of the options.
"We'll make decisions on whether he goes on waivers or what we do," Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said this morning. "We'll make those decisions "soon."
Lamoriello said placing Shanahan on the "non-roster list" was, "all within the rules."
Lamoriello clarified that he did not have to get permission from the commissioner to place Shanahan on the "non-roster list", though that is what Article 16.12 (a) of the CBA stipulates.
"There are different rules in the book that allow you to do non-roster," Lamoriello said. "There are certain decisions you can make within the framework."
This is just a reminder that the CBA is such a long and confusing document that has so many different clauses about different subjects that you can never state anything firmly. That's why I try to reference the exact article to be sure.