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20 picked in NHL waiver draft

Updated: October 3, 2003, 5:22 PM ET

NEW YORK -- Twenty players changed teams in the NHL waiver draft Friday. Curtis Joseph was not among them.

The return of Dominik Hasek to the Red Wings after a one-year retirement made Joseph expendable. General manager Ken Holland tried to deal him all summer, offering to pay part of the $16 million left on the goalie's contract, but had no takers.

So it was no surprise that teams backed away again in the waiver draft, preferring more reasonably priced players.

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