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Predators place defenseman Gill on waivers

Tuesday, 07.02.2013 / 12:05 PM / News

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Predators place defenseman Gill on waivers
Nashville Predators place Hal Gill on waivers.

Nashville Predators general manager David Poile said Tuesday the team has placed defenseman Hal Gill on waivers.

Gill, 38, had no points and a minus-3 rating in 38 games in 2012-13, when he made $2 million. He has one more season at $2 million remaining on his contract.

Gill is fifth among active NHL defensemen with 1,102 games played. Taken by the Boston Bruins in the eighth round of the 1993 NHL Draft, he has 36 goals and 184 points in 15 seasons with the Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens and Predators. He helped the Penguins win the 2009 Stanley Cup, joining Rob Scuderi to form the team's top shut-down defense pair.

Poile also said he would not tender qualifying offers to forward Matt Halischuk and defenseman Jonathon Blum. Both become unrestricted free agents. Blum was Nashville’s first-round pick in the 2007 NHL Draft. Halischuk was acquired from the New Jersey Devils for former Predators captain Jason Arnott in 2010.

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