Mark Recchi was put on waivers. ((Frank Gunn/Canadian Press))

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Mark Recchi was placed on waivers Tuesday.

Rechhi, 39, has posted two goals and six assists for eight points in 19 games this season.

The Kamloops, B.C., native has been a healthy scratch in Pittsburgh's remaining eight contests.

Recchi, who earns $1.75 million US, ranks among the top scorers in franchise history with 154 goals and 385 points over three stints with the Penguins.

He has totalled 510 goals and 1,341 points in 1,357 games over 19 NHL seasons for the Penguins, Philadelphia Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and Carolina Hurricanes.

Recchi was drafted in the fourth round (67th overall) by Pittsburgh in 1988.

With files from the Associated Press