It appears Mike Ribeiro's days with the Nashville Predators may be coming to an end, as the veteran center was placed on waivers today.
Ribeiro, who turns 37 on Feb. 10, has registered four goals and 21 assists for 25 points in 46 games with the Predators this season.
The Montreal native requested to be traded earlier in the week, as first reported by Pierre LeBrun via twitter, and his time in Nashville seems to be over.
The Predators have been in trade discussions with the Colorado Avalanche about center Matt Duchene, who comes with a $6 million salary cap hit, and the team could be trying to free up some money, though the club has plenty of salary cap space.
Ribeiro is in the final year of his contract, which pays him $3.5 million this season, and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent July 1.
In 1,074 career NHL regular-season games, to date, with the Montreal Canadiens, Dallas Stars, Washington Capitals, Phoenix Coyotes and Predators, Ribeiro has accumulated 228 goals and 565 assists for 793 points.