Thursday: Knight has cleared waivers and can now be assigned to the AHL.
Wednesday: The Philadelphia Flyers have decided to place Corban Knight on waivers, which would allow him to join the Lehigh Valley Phantoms for their last few games. The Phantoms have six games remaining and are just a few points out of a playoff position in the AHL’s Atlantic Division. Knight is playoff eligible in the AHL thanks to a paper transaction completed on the trade deadline.
Knight, 28, has played in just 21 games for the Flyers this season, recording four points and a -3 rating. The veteran forward has bounced around the league since leaving the University of North Dakota in 2013, but has never really caught on with an NHL club for any length of time. An established two-way threat in the minor leagues, Knight has just 12 points in 50 career NHL games.
His contract is set to expire at the end of this season making him an unrestricted free agent once again, and it seems unlikely that he will get anything more than just a one-year two-way deal. That said, the Flyers could certainly keep him around as injury insurance and a veteran presence in the minor leagues. Another team could potentially claim him in the next 24 hours, but at this point in the season that is very unlikely.