Yeah this makes no sense. Even if he wants to go back to Europe, why would they put him on waivers instead of retaining his rights?
If they're "helping him out" so he can try to crack a roster somewhere with less forward depth, as said in previous posts - why not trade him rather than give him away?
16 tm pts only sal cap full keeper
F:Malkin, Kessel, Strome, Zuccarello, Brassard, Nyquist, Radulov, Shinkaruk, B.Connolly, Buchnevich, Baertschi, Hossa
D:Josi, Gustafsson, Carlson
Farm: Goldobin, N.Ritchie, Gostisbehere, K.Connor, Burakovsky, Deangelo, Hellebuyck, Donskoi, Duclair, Petan
IR: Ennis, Turris
16 tm H2H keeper w/ [contracts]
G A +/- PIM STP GWG W SO GAA SV%
C: Spezza, Bjugstad, Backes, Rackell(LW)
LW: Benn, Marleau, Eriksson(RW), Ehlers(RW)
RW: Ryan, Hossa, Nylander(R)
D: Letang, Klingberg, Gostisbehere(R)