Nov. 15: Wagner has cleared waivers, reports Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register (Twitter link).
Nov. 14: The Anaheim Ducks have placed center Chris Wagner on waivers, reports ESPN and TSN’s Pierre LeBrun (Twitter link). This marks the third time in less than two years that Wagner has been on waivers. Last November, the Ducks waived him and lost him to Colorado but Anaheim brought him back in late February after the Avalanche re-waived him.
This season, Wagner has played in all but one of Anaheim’s 16 games, tallying two goals, a -4 rating, six penalty minutes, and 15 shots on goal while averaging 10:43 of ice time per game. However, he has struggled at the faceoff dot, winning just 29 of 72 faceoffs for a success rate of just 40.3%.
In his career, the 25 year old has played in 67 NHL games between the Ducks and Avalanche, picking up eight points (6-2-8). He is in the first season of a two year, one-way deal he signed back in April shortly after rejoining Anaheim, carrying a cap hit of just under $640K. If he clears, it’s likely that he will be assigned to Anaheim’s AHL affiliate in San Diego.
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