Biron, Asham on waivers; Halpern clears

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Following an abysmal 1-4-0 start to the season, the Rangers are shaking things up.

A source confirmed to ESPN.com that the team has placed both backup goaltender Martin Biron and rugged winger Arron Asham on waivers.

If no other team claims either player, they will report to the team's AHL affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack. The team will still be charged a cap hit, but not the full value of their NHL salary.

The move comes as the team returned home from a shockingly bad trip out West that included spankings from the Sharks and Ducks, a pair of games in which they were outscored 15-2.

Jeff Halpern and Chris Mueller cleared waivers on Sunday.

Halpern, who had been playing in the Finnish Elite League, signed a one-year deal with the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday, but he had to clear waivers before he could join the team.

Mueller signed a two-way contract with the Dallas Stars this summer. He will now report to the team's AHL affiliate the Texas Stars.