Another day, another busy NHL waiver wire list.
Marco Sturm of the Los Angeles Kings, Nick Boynton of the Chicago Blackhawks, Wade Belak of the Nashville Predators, Kris Newbury of the New York Rangers and Todd Ford of the Washington Capitals were placed on waivers Friday, according to the list obtained by ESPN.com.
Sturm, the veteran winger acquired from Boston earlier this season, is the biggest name of the bunch. The 32-year-old German is earning $3.5 million this season and will be an unrestricted free agent July 1.
The Sabres had put Rivet, their veteran defenseman and captain, on waivers Wednesday, hoping they could help him find a new home, but he went unclaimed. Rivet, who has played in only 23 games this season, is earning $3.5 million and also will be an unrestricted free agent.
The NHL's trade deadline is 3 p.m. ET Monday.
Pierre LeBrun covers the NHL for ESPN.com.