Update, 2:21 p.m.:
TheNYRBlog's Neill Fowler gives some insight on why these guys, including Kolarik, were put on waivers…
"Those 8 guys were"assigned" to Connecticut on 9/14/12, since they're all on NHL contracts, they have to clear waivers to continue playing now that the NHL is back."
Waivers Rangers: Sean Collins, Michael Haley, Chad Kolarik, Kris Newbury, Logan Pyett, Brendon Segal, Mike Vernace, Tommy Grant.
— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) January 15, 2013
Kolarik leads Whale with 15 goals and tied for team lead in points with 29.
…scratching my head at Kolarik being on that list. I was originally surprised when he wasn't in training camp as he's lit it up in Hartford this season and could provide some much needed depth. I would think there's a very good chance he gets claimed by someone. Guess he's not in the Rangers plan for the future.