Jim O’Brien is officially in limbo.

Unless another team calls before final cuts are made Monday the Senators centre will head for Binghamton to collect his $650000 salary and hope he can play well enough to get another shot in the NHL.

O’Brien 24 cleared waivers at noon Friday which means the club can assign him to its AHL affiliate. GM Bryan Murray has tried to deal O’Brien for the last four months but hasn’t had any luck.

The club might be willing to retain part of his salary if anybody runs into injury trouble and needs a penalty killer.

Coach Paul MacLean said O’Brien just doesn’t fit anymore.