Sunday: Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports that Schenn cleared waivers and will report to the San Diego Gulls of the AHL.
Saturday: The Ducks have placed defenseman Luke Schenn on waivers, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter link). The veteran has had a limited role with Anaheim this season, playing in just eight games while averaging a career-low 11:59 per night of ice time. He’s in his first season with the Ducks after inking a one-year, $800K contract with them this offseason.
The timing of this move seems a little curious on the surface with Cam Fowler out indefinitely following surgery to repair a complex facial fracture. At the very least, the team has a pair of veterans with recent NHL experience in the minors that they can call up to take Schenn’s place in Andrej Sustr and Jake Dotchin.
Given that Schenn is a right-shot defender (something that is typically in high demand) and has a relatively cheap price tag, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a team in need of some defensive depth place a claim. They’ll have until 11:00 AM CST on Sunday to do so. If Schenn clears and is sent to their AHL affiliate in San Diego, his full cap hit will come off Anaheim’s books.