The Predators have placed Carcone on waivers, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Carcone was never a serious contender for a spot on Nashville's Opening Night roster, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. He'll likely spend the entirety of the 2020-21 campaign in the minors.
Carcone was acquired via trade by Nashville from Ottawa on Monday in exchange for Zach Magwood.
Carcone logged 59 games for AHL Belleville in which he registered 13 goals and 14 helpers. Undrafted out of the QMJHL, the 24-year-old winger has yet to break into the NHL despite four seasons toiling in the AHL. The Predators prospect system is pretty deep, which will make it tough for Carcone to crack the 23-man roster at any point this year.
Carcone penned a two-year, two-way contract with Ottawa on Monday.
Carcone racked up 14 goals and 13 assists in 42 regular-season contests for AHL Toronto last season, adding another 10 points in 13 playoff games. Included in the Nikita Zaitsev trade, the 22-year-old Carcone could break into the 23-man roster for Opening Night versus the Maple Leafs on Oct. 2 with a strong showing at training camp.
Carcone was swapped to Ottawa from Toronto, along with Nikita Zaitsev and Connor Brown, in exchange for Cody Ceci, Ben Harpur, Aaron Luchuk and a 2020 third-round pick.
Carcone recorded 14 goals, 13 assists and 39 PIM in 42 regular-season contests for AHL Toronto this season, before adding another 10 points in 13 playoff games. The 23-year-old winger has yet to earn a call-up to the NHL, but could find himself atop the Senators' shortlist this season.
The Leafs extended a qualifying offer to Carcone on Tuesday.
The versatile forward will get a base salary of $700,000 in both the NHL and the AHL, with the latter more likely, considering he hasn't played an NHL game in his career. The 23-year-old did however put up 44 points in 62 games for the AHL's Utica Comets last season. Carcone will most likely start his year in the AHL again, should he sign the offer.
Carcone was traded to the Maple Leafs from the Canucks on Monday in exchange for Josh Leivo.
Carcone hasn't played in the NHL yet, and the move from the Canucks to the Leafs won't likely help his chances. He will likely spend the bulk of the year in the AHL.
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