The Colorado Avalanche have placed defenseman Tom Preissing on waivers. This is not at all a surprise move; its actually one weve been speculating would happen for some time now. Preissing has a $2.75 million salary and is signed through the end of next season. It is highly unlikely that he will be claimed and will instead be headed to the AHL he cleared waivers in the spring when the Kings sent him to their farm team. In making this move, the Avalanche clear some cap space and Preissing gets a chance to play every day.