The Detroit Red Wings placed forward Darren McCarty on waivers on Tuesday.
McCarty, 36, signed a one-year contract with the Wings in the offseason after re-joining the club last winter and helping lead the team to its fourth Stanley Cup in 11 years.
He returned to Detroit after stints with the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins and the International Hockey League's Flint Generals.
McCarty played for Detroit from 1993 to 2004, helping the team win Stanley Cups in 1997, 1998 and 2002. He scored one goal in 10 games this season.
Also, the St. Louis Blues acquired forward Brandon Crombeen off waivers from Dallas while the Minnesota Wild waived defenceman Tomas Mojzis.