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Craig Rivet | Defenseman

Team: Columbus Blue Jackets
Age / DOB:  (39) / 9/13/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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The Columbus Blue Jackets have confirmed they will not be re-signing Craig Rivet this offseason.
Rivet, who had a very poor year, will become an unrestricted free agent. At this point he may get a lowball offer from another team because of his declining skillset and age. He s also contemplating retirement. Sat, Jun 11, 2011 03:10:00 PM

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Craig Rivet may have played his last game in the NHL as he is contemplating retirement.

Rivet did not end his career well if indeed he does retire, as he took a five minute major for crosschecking Tyler Ennis and a game misconduct. "It wasn't a deliberate cross-check to the face," Rivet said. "It happened so fast, things happen so fast. It was pretty bad timing and it cost us . . . I would think (the officials) are trying to get anything near the head out of the game. I will happen to go back and take a look at exactly what happened on the play."
Sun, Apr 10, 2011 08:52:00 AM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have not scored in their last 36 power play opportunities.

The Blue Jackets have been forced to use Craig Rivet on the point of late as Grant Clitsome and Anton Stralman are injured and rookie John Moore was returned to the minors as he is just not ready as of yet. Stralman is questionable for Thursday's game while Clitsome is likely out for the season.
Thu, Mar 31, 2011 08:51:00 AM

Craig Rivet was a healthy scratch on Friday.

Sure, Rivet was happy to get out of Buffalo but there is no way he was happy about this. Another game, another healthy scratch for Rivet. He has completely fallen off the fantasy radar at this point.
Sat, Mar 12, 2011 10:35:00 AM

Criag Rivet sniped a goal in his first game back since January 11th.

Playing in his first game as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Rivet sniped a key goal for his new club. Struggling to see the ice as a member of the Buffalo Sabres, Rivet may have found a new home. Until we see consistent output, Rivet should not be owned in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Mar 5, 2011 10:26:00 AM

Coach Scott Arniel said that defenseman Craig Rivet will get into one of the remaining three road games for the Blue Jackets.

Rivet has been a healthy scratch for 20 games in a row, including 18 with the Buffalo Sabres as Columbus picked him up off re-entry waivers on Saturday. He has some value when playing, especially in the penalty minutes category, but he plays so infrequently that he is not worth a pickup at this time.
Thu, Mar 3, 2011 09:07:00 AM

Craig Rivet might make his Blue Jackets' debut on Tuesday.

Rivet was claimed off re-entry waivers on Saturday by Columbus after he scratched in 18 straight games with the Sabres. Rivet also spent Sunday's game in the press box, but the Blue Jackets might need him after Anton Stralman sustained a left knee/leg injury.
Mon, Feb 28, 2011 09:02:00 AM

Craig Rivet won't be in the lineup with his new teammates on Sunday, as the team would like for him to get back into game shape.

Rivet has been scratched by Buffalo for every game since January 11th, so the Jackets would like him to work hard during the coming week with the expectation that he'll take the ice during the upcoming road trip. He only has value in the deespest of leagues.
Sun, Feb 27, 2011 01:14:00 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed Craig Rivet off re-entry waivers.

It is clear the Columbus needs depth at the blueline. Getting Rivet will surely help their youngsters out. Columbus is paying only half Rivet’s salary now. It is unclear if or when Rivet will see his first action.
Sat, Feb 26, 2011 12:05:00 PM

As expected, Craig Rivet is on re-entry waivers.

Rivet has spent most of the 2010-11 season as a healthy scratch. He might be an attractive option for a team seeking a depth blueliner. Any team claiming Rivet would only be responsible for about $414,000 before he becomes a free agent this summer.
Fri, Feb 25, 2011 01:14:00 PM

Craig Rivet might be claimed when he's placed on re-entry waivers Friday.

Rivet cleared waivers, but teams will only be responsible for half his salary and cap hit if they take him on re-entry waivers. Given that both the salary and cap hit will be prorated, that means any team that claims him will have to pay about $414,000 for the remainder of the season. The Sabres would pick up the rest of the tab. "There were a couple of teams that expressed a little bit of interest, but right now where the trade deadline is, it's tough to know," Sabres GM Darcy Regier said. "You never know whether the player is first on the list or not. I'm just very hopeful that we can help him continue his career." We'll keep you posted.
Fri, Feb 25, 2011 09:43:00 AM

Craig Rivet has cleared waivers and has been sent down to the minors.

However, the Sabres plan to put him on re-entry waivers on Friday. That should make him a more attractive option for other NHL clubs seeking depth on the blueline because they are only responsible for half of his salary.
Source: Sabres Edge
Thu, Feb 24, 2011 01:07:00 PM

Craig Rivet reportedly asked to be dealt this week and that's why he was placed on waivers Wednesday.

Buffalo GM Darcy Regier couldn't find a trading partner for the defenseman, so he put Rivet on waivers to give him a change to be claimed by another club. We'll keep you posted on what happens.
Source: Sabres Edge
Thu, Feb 24, 2011 08:12:00 AM

Craig Rivet has been placed on waivers.

The Buffalo captain has been a healthy scratch for the majority of the season and he hasn't played since Jan. 11.
Source: Sabres Edge
Wed, Feb 23, 2011 01:09:00 PM

Sabres' defenseman Craig Rivet is a strong candidate to be traded prior to the February 28th trade deadline.

There's no question that Rivet doesn't fit into the Sabres' plan, but it will be interesting to see whether there are any takers for the veteran Rivet, who will be a cap hit of nearly $1 million over the remainder of the season for the team that acquires him. In any event, it appears unlikely that he would offer any fantasy value.
Sun, Feb 20, 2011 08:21:00 AM

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