Blue Jackets claim Rivet off waivers

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed defenseman Craig Rivet off waivers from the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

Over 909 games with the Canadiens, Sharks and Sabers, Rivet has tallied 49 goals and 187 assists.

Picked 68th overall in the 1992 entry draft, the Ontario native has just one goal and two assists in 23 games this season.

“Craig Rivet brings steady play, experience and leadership to our team, which will be very important as we head down the stretch this season,” said Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson.

He will join the club in time for Sunday’s game at Nashville.


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