The Colorado Avalanche have placed Andrew Agozzino on waivers, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. Agozzino is eligible for the AHL playoffs since he was sent down on February 25th, and could give some help to the Colorado Eagles over the last few days of their season.
Agozzino, 28, has played more games in the NHL this season than the rest of his career combined, suiting up 11 times for the Avalanche. The undrafted forward has been among the most productive scoring threats in the AHL for years, routinely scoring at least 20 goals and 50 points on whichever affiliate the Avalanche had at the time. Unfortunately that work hasn’t resulted in a ton of playing time at the highest level, but will be a welcome addition to the Eagles down the stretch.
On the final year of his current contract there is little reason for any other team to claim Agozzino, as he will be an unrestricted free agent in a few months. It seems likely that the Avalanche will try to re-sign him to some sort of deal to play at the minor leagues, though perhaps he believes he could get a better opportunity elsewhere. His current deal is actually quite lucrative for a two-way contract, as Agozzino is owed $300K even while in the minor leagues.