Two players have been placed on waivers today. The Vancouver Canucks announced they have placed Anton Rodin on waivers with the intention of terminating his contract. Elliotte Friedman also reports that Philadelphia Flyers veteran winger Matt Read has also been placed on waivers.
As for Rodin, his stint with Vancouver hasn’t been too successful as injuries and lack of opportunites have hampered him since he signed in Vancouver in the 2016 offseason. The 26-year-old winger asked to be released from his contract, according to Vancouver general manager Jim Benning. A former 2009 second-round pick of the Canucks, he has not played in an NHL game this year and managed to appear in just three last year. He had a goal and an assist in seven games for the Utica Comets.
Read was already placed on waivers before the season started on Oct. 2 and cleared. He played five games for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the AHL, scoring one goal, but was recalled on Oct. 19 and has played four games with the Flyers, averaging just 10:54 of ice time on the year. Friedman tweets that the Flyers put Read on waivers to make room for a defenseman after the suspension to Radko Gudas.