For the second straight year, Matt Puempel has been placed on waivers. The New York Rangers placed the winger on waivers Thursday, three months after re-signing the restricted free agent to a one-year deal. The Rangers picked up Puempel on waivers last November after he was let go by the Ottawa Senators. He six goals and posted three assists in 40 games with both teams. A first-round pick of the Senators in 2011, Puempel owns 10 goals and five assists in 79 career games. Hammond Waived Andrew Hammond Senators goaltender was also placed on waivers Thursday. Hammond appeared in six games with the Senators last season, posting an 0-2 record with a 4.08 goals against average and a .837 save percentage.