Butler claimed off waivers

New Jersey's Bobby Butler was claimed off waivers Monday by the Nashville Predators, the Devils announced this afternoon.

Butler was waived Sunday in a move to create roster "flexibility," Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello told local reporters.

The 25-year-old forward, who spent the past three seasons with the Ottawa Senators organization, had one goal and one assist in 14 games for the Devils this season.