NHL Insider Confirms Ottawa Senators Forward Has Cleared Waivers

Published January 31, 2024 at 11:49 PM

Ottawa Senators forward Rourke Chartier has successfully cleared waivers, paving the way for his potential assignment to the AHL's Belleville Senators, as reported by TSN's Chris Johnston on January 31.

This move follows the Senators' decision on January 30 to place Chartier on waivers amid early-season injuries, aiming to reassign him to the AHL. Chartier, who notably secured a spot on the Senators' roster this season, hadn't previously cracked an NHL lineup out of training camp in his career.

Despite his surprise inclusion, Chartier's last NHL appearance before this season dated back to November 11, 2018. While he significantly increased his career games played this season, contributing two goals and three points across 34 games, he has now passed through waivers, opening the door for a return to Belleville.

Chartier boasts a commendable track record in the AHL, having played for the San Jose Barracuda, Toronto Marlies, and Belleville. Across seven years in the AHL since the 2016-17 season, he has amassed 222 games, tallying 62 goals and 135 points.

Additionally, in AHL postseason play, he has proven his value with three goals and 11 points in 18 games, showcasing his significance in playoff scenarios.
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NHL Insider Confirms Ottawa Senators Forward Has Cleared Waivers

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