It is now more of a possibility than ever as the Ducks placed Schneider on waivers today.
Anaheim has not been able to find a willing trade partner for the 39-year-old veteran who will earn $5.75 million in 2008-09, the final year of his contract.
The Ducks need to clear salary cap space so that they can sign unrestricted free agent winger Teemu Selanne. The Kings not only need another veteran presence on their blue line with a left shot who could be a solid partner for defenseman prospect Drew Doughty, should he make the Kings roster, but they also need to take on salary to get to the salary cap floor.
The Tampa Bay Lightning, who finished last in the league in the 2007-08 season, get the first shot at claiming Schneider off the waiver wire, but they are reportedly out of cap space.
After Tampa Bay…it’s the Kings’ turn.
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