Saturday: Corban Knight’s time with the Flyers has been short-lived. He recently was cleared to return from a collarbone injury but he has been placed on waivers according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman (Twitter link).
Knight hasn’t had much luck staying healthy this season. He sustained an upper-body injury during the preseason that cost him three weeks and upon returning, he suffered the dislocated collarbone in just his third game of the season although it was his first NHL action since 2015-16.
The 28-year-old center had spent the previous two full seasons with Philadelphia’s AHL affiliate in Lehigh Valley. He was fairly productive last year with 14 goals and 23 assists in 58 games and should serve as a top-six forward with the Phantoms should he pass through unclaimed on Sunday. Considering he doesn’t have a lot of NHL experience under his belt (32 games in total between the Flames, Panthers, and Flyers), it’s likely that he won’t be taken. Knight’s in the second and final year of a two-year, league minimum deal that carries a $250K salary at the minor league level.