The Washington Capitals have placed Maximilian Kammerer on unconditional waivers, according to Chris Kuc of The Athletic. Kammerer was signed to a three-year entry-level deal last spring, but will likely see his contract terminated if he clears waivers. If that happens, Kammerer would be an unrestricted free agent and able to return to Germany.
Kammerer, 22, had 13 points in 33 games for the Hershey Bears this season but has yet to suit up for them in the playoffs. The Bears are set to start their second round against the Charlotte Checkers on Friday, but are apparently ready to cut ties with the German forward.
For many international free agents that believe they can compete in the NHL, waiting around in the minor leagues just doesn’t work out. It’s not clear what exactly happened between the Capitals and Kammerer, but it appears as though he is no longer in their plans.