There are a few players who can be considered fringe players, and if they don't make the Jackets out of camp- they could be lost on waivers to another club.
Here are the guys who might not make it down to Syracuse, in the event they don't make the Jackets:
Steve Kelly- Fighting for a fourth line spot, will be a top player for the Crunch offensively if he makes it down.
Craig MacDonald- Is a strong bet to be sent to Syracuse, should be the pivot on the second line witn the Crunch. Not a strong bet to be claimed.
Derek MacKenzie- Like MacDonald, is a low risk to be claimed, should be the checking centre in Syracuse.
Alex Picard- Has shown a ton of energy at main camp, if he can't cement a spot with the Jackets he's a strong bet to be claimed based on potential alone. Teams will look at the fact that he was a former first round pick and may be inclined to take a chance on him.
Mike York- Competing with guys like Jiri Novotny and Andrew Murray for a fourth line spot, could be snatched up based on his improved conditioning and past 50 point seasons.
Marc Methot - Will likely be picked up if he can't win one of the 8 spots on the Columbus blueline.
Aaron Rome- Same as Methot, these two are competing for one of the final spots with the Jackets, a good bet to get claimed.