Indy Eleven released goalkeeper Kristian Nicht from his contract one week ago, to give the player the opportunity to sign on with an MLS club. Seven days later, Nicht's future is unclear, as the Montreal Impact have placed him on waivers.
Technical director Adam Braz had the following to say about the decision:
"Kristian did well during his short time with us, but he found himself in a position of third or fourth goalkeeper. It would have been difficult for him to get playing time. This gives him a chance to find another team where he will have a better chance to play."
As a player under contract with MLS, other teams can now put in a claim on the player. Should multiple teams put in a claim, Nicht's future would be determined by the current waiver priority order.
I'd think the likelihood of Nicht being claimed is slim at the moment, leaving the door open for a return to Indy Eleven. Should the 33-year old pass through waivers, he'd be free to sign a new deal with a NASL club, and a reunion with the Eleven just makes a lot of sense.