Flames waive Nilson, Eriksson, Warrener

The Calgary Flames placed forward Marcus Nilson, and defencemen Anders Eriksson and Rhett Warrener on waivers Thursday.

The Calgary Flames placed forward Marcus Nilson, and defencemen Anders Eriksson and Rhett Warrener on waivers Thursday.

Each player has a year left on his contract.

Nilson, 30, was set to make $1 million US, Eriksson, 33, was to earn $1.5 million and Warrener, 32, was due to make $2.35 million.

Nilson had three goals in 47 games last season, Warrener had a goal and three assists in 31 games, and Eriksson had a goal and 17 assists in 61 games.

With the NHL's free-agent signing period set to begin Tuesday, the league announced Thursday that the salary cap for 2008-09 will be set at $56.7 million, up $6.4 million from last season.

With files from the Canadian Press