While we were already told not to expect Vadim Shipachyov’s name to appear on the waiver wire today, we weren’t left with an empty list. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports that Ryan Stanton of the Edmonton Oilers has been waived, likely meaning he’s now healthy enough to be assigned to the AHL. Stanton had been on season-opening injured reserve so far, after signing a two-year two-way contract with the Oilers this summer.
Stanton spent all of last season in the minor leagues, but was once a full-time part of the Vancouver blueline. In 120 career NHL games, the 28-year old undrafted defenseman has just 27 points. If he goes unclaimed (which seems likely) he’ll provide the Bakersfield Condors with some extra experience and depth, something the 3-4 team could desperately use.