Tanabe, McGillis released
Both David Tanabe and Dan McGillis were in NHL training camps on a tryout basis, Tanabe with St. Louis and McGillis with Vancouver. Neither secured even an AHL deal, and both were released today.
There are a few clubs looking for veteran defencemen right now due to injuries, and I'd expect Tampa Bay and New Jersey to sign someone shortly.
Other blueliners without contracts include Danny Markov, Nolan Pratt, Bryan Berard (in camp with the Islanders) and Sandis Ozolinsh (in camp with San Jose).