The National Hockey League's deadline for teams to become cap compliant is 3pm et on Wednesday, and several clubs have responded in the 11th hour with movement on the waiver wire.
The Toronto Maple Leafs continued to streamline their roster for the upcoming season, placing forward Boyd Devereaux and defenceman Staffan Kronwall on waivers.
Both players are expected to report to the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies if they clear the wire.
Devereaux, 30, spent the last two seasons with the club after signing a one year, two-way contract in 2006. He has played in 604 NHL games with Toronto, Phoenix, Detroit and Edmonton and has scored 61 goals and 168 points. Kronwall, a ninth-round selection by the Leafs in 2002, has 52 NHL games under his belt with a minus-5 rating.
The Vsncouver Canucks also made a couple of players available in forwards Matt Pettinger and Jason Krog.
Krog, a former Hobey Baker award winner, signed as an unrestricted free agent in July. He had a goal and an assist in five pre-season games. Pettinger, acquired last February for Matt Cooke, tallied six points in 20 games last season with the Canucks.
With rookie Blake Wheeler making the club, the Boston Bruins placed forwards Peter Schaefer on the wire.
Schaefer, 31, recorded nine goals and 26 points in 63 games for the Bruins last season. In eight NHL seasons, he has 98 goals and 259 points in 556 career games.
Other notable names available on the waiver wire are San Jose Sharks defenceman Kyle McLaren and Aaron Downey of the Detroit Red Wings.
The Chicago Blackhawks made a move, reclaiming Joakim Lindstrom from the Anaheim Ducks.