Ottawa Senators’ Gabriel Dumont claimed from waivers by Tampa Bay Lightning
...And was immediately assigned to the Syracuse Crunch.
Steve Yzerman might just be the kind of guy to hold grudges. Remember back a few months when Ottawa claimed Gabriel Dumont after the Tampa Bay Lightning sent him down on waivers? And directly after that, when Yzerman claimed then-Senator Chris DiDomenico from Ottawa’s waivers, only to loan him to the Syracuse Crunch for a conditioning stint, and then lose him on waivers again to Ottawa?
Here is part four in the “this is not a grudge, really” game between GMs. According to Pierre LeBrun, Gabriel Dumont is back in blue and white after a short stay in the cold Toronto suburb.
Tampa Bay claims Gabriel Dumont off waivers from Ottawa— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) February 21, 2018
Welcome back to the Tampa Bay Lightning organization, Dumont!
Initially brought in to be a depth scorer for Ottawa, in 23 games with the Senators Dumont scored 1G/1A, and will likely be an excellent addition to the Crunch lineup for their push toward playoffs. In last season’s playoff run, Dumont wore the Crunch “A”, and scored 5G/6A for 11 points in 22 playoff games. In the words of Geo yesterday:
Dumont is in the first year of a two-year contract. The first season is a one-way contract for $650,000 where he makes the same salary in the NHL and AHL. Next season it changes to a two-way contract paying $650,000 in the NHL and $200,000 in the AHL with a guaranteed minimum of $300,000 for the year. Salary information courtesy of CapFriendly.com.
It was only a matter of time, and Yzerman is nothing if not patient. We expect the organization to immediately assign Dumont to the Syracuse Crunch.
Edit: As expected, Dumont has been reassigned to the Crunch along with Matthew Peca.
The @TBLightning have claimed forward Gabriel Dumont off waivers from Ottawa. He will report to the #SyrCrunch.— Syracuse Crunch (@SyracuseCrunch) February 21, 2018
Additionally, the Lightning have reassigned Matthew Peca to the Crunch.
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The Dumont situation is an example of the unique challenges of running an AHL team. NHL teams messing around with the bottom of their roster cost Syracuse a top line forward for like three months. Now they get back him back for free for the playoff push.— Replacement Level Analyst (@loserpoints) February 21, 2018