Nick Johnson is claimed on waivers by the Minnesota Wild. What a pisser.
It makes sense when you think about it. Mike Yeo, former assistant coach for the Pens, and Chuck Fletcher, former assistant GM for the Pens, are both with the Wild organization and know the talent Johnson has. He'll get some NHL playing time on their team. And if it doesn't work out, he could go back on waivers and the Pens could pick him back up.
Johnson was one of four players who needed to clear waivers (Ryan Craig, Colin McDonald and Scott Munroe) to head down to WBS.
Best of luck Johnson.