If you've been keeping up with camp and preseason, neither of these waivers should strike you as a huge surprise. Colton Parayko has been impressive and has really been pushing for a roster spot.
Decent showings from Scottie Upshall and Scott Gomez coupled with the fact that Rattie and Fabbri have passed Paajarvi on the depth chart also doesn't make his being waived a shock. He has been the square peg in Ken Hitchcock's system since day one.
I, for one, enjoy these lines. Unfortunately, neither game tonight will be broadcast. Would someone who is at Scottrade let folks in the GDT know how these lines look (and if they stay together longer than half of a period)?
Back spasms happen for a lot of reasons, so jumping to conclusions regarding with this means for the team this year is a bit premature. Regardless, the team's keeping an eye on him and he is currently listed as day to day.