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Canadiens place under-performing winger Alexander Semin on waivers @NHLdotcom

MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens have placed winger Alexander Semin on waivers.

Semin had just a goal and three assists in 15 games this season.

The Canadiens signed the 31-year-old winger to a US$1.1-million, one-year contract this past summer after the Carolina Hurricanes bought him out.

Semin is in his 11th NHL season after being drafted 13th overall in 2002.

Now on his third team after time with the Washington Capitals and Hurricanes, Semin could be headed for a fourth.

If the Russian is not claimed off waivers, Montreal could assign him to the St. John's Ice Caps of the American Hockey League.

In the minors, Semin would only count $250,000 against the Habs' salary cap.

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