Tsn.ca: Report Mark Recchi was claimed by Atlanta Saturday.
NYI Fan Central Comments:
Atlanta's win Friday night give them one more point than the Islanders but going into the time they could make a claim on Recchi Friday they had one less point than the Islanders. Some things I have read also claim waivers go in terms of winning percentage which means even on Friday the Islanders had the first chance to claim Recchi over Atlanta because the Thrasher had the higher winning percentage.
Could these rules be different in re-entry waivers? Maybe. This a rule that the league does not go out of it's way to update for the public.
Bottom Line: Mark Recchi was claimed by Atlanta.