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At just around noon today, Hockeybuzz reported that the Islanders placed defenseman Freddy Meyer on waivers. Yesterday afternoon, I posted that we should be expecting a move to free up a roster spot for Bryan Berard – now that Martinek signed an extension. If this report from Eklund is true – there is your roster spot. Unfortunately, Meyer is a victim of circumstance right now, he’s a great young defenseman – who would be a great depth guy in any organization with one or two less defenseman than the Isles.

How long until Berard is signed now?

Updated: 4:30pm –

Greg Logan posted over in his blog, that Meyer was indeed placed on waivers today. He says that Berard may or may not be signed after Meyer either passes through waivers or gets claimed – and that the team could even try Johnson out instead.