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Thrashers claim veteran forward Recchi off waivers

Updated: December 8, 2007, 1:53 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers claimed veteran forward Mark Recchi off waivers on Saturday.

The Pittsburgh Penguins assigned the 39-year-old Recchi to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League on Thursday, and Recchi was placed on re-entry waivers Friday, meaning any team making a claim to him was only responsible for half of the remaining portion of his $1.75 million contract.

Thrashers spokesman Rob Koch said Saturday that the 5-foot-10, 190-pound Recchi ...

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