Senators place veteran forward Zack Smith on waivers

Ottawa Senators forward Matt Duchene says it's a "kick in the balls" that the organization decided to place Zack Smith on waivers, says our thoughts and hearts are with him.

The Ottawa Senators have placed veteran forward Zack Smith on waivers, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

Smith has three years left on his current contract with an annual cap hit of $3.25 million. If he clears waivers, the Senators can assign Smith to the Belleville Senators of the AHL.

According to, the Senators would receive $1.025 million in salary cap relief if Smith is in the AHL.

Smith, 30, has played his entire career with the Senators. In 542 games, he has scored 85 goals and 165 points.

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