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Stock Claimed in Waiver Draft

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers
The Boston Bruins claimed center P.J. Stock in today's NHL Waiver Draft. The Victoriaville, Quebec native had been assigned to Hartford (AHL) on Thursday. Stock has appeared in 54 career matches with the Rangers, registering two goals and four assists for six points, along with 131 penalty minutes. The Rangers did not acquire any players in the Draft.

In the first round of the Waiver Draft, only non-playoff teams from the 2000-01 season were eligible to make a claim and could not select from a club in its own division.

Also, no club could lose more than three players in the Waiver Draft, unless it chose to offer more players. Each club's three-player loss limit would increase by the number of draft claims it makes against other clubs.

Clubs that lost a goaltender in the 2000 Expansion Draft (Buffalo, Colorado, Florida, Montreal, New Jersey, St. Louis, Tampa Bay) were exempt from losing a goaltender in this year's Waiver Draft, unless it chooses to make a goalie available for claim.

The following Blueshirt players were available in the 2001 NHL Waiver Draft

Boyd Kane F
Brad Smyth F
Brandon Dietrich F
Christian Gosselin D
Dave Duerden F
Derek Armstrong F
Jason Dawe F
Jeff Toms F
Ken Gernander F
P.J. Stock F
Sean Gagnon D
Sylvain Lefebvre D
Terry Virtue D
Vitali Yeremeyev G
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