Friday: The Montreal Canadiens have placed David Sklenicka on unconditional waivers according to Eric Engels of Sportsnet. That usually precedes a mutual contract termination, which would make sense in this case given Sklenicka has played just seven games for the Laval Rocket this season. The 23-year old was assigned to the Maine Mariners of the ECHL yesterday but after refusing the assignment, will instead become an unrestricted free agent when his contract is terminated.
Sklenicka was one of two signings the Canadiens made in the summer of 2018 out of the Czech Republic along with Michal Moravcik, who already saw his deal terminated in January. Even though they didn’t work out, the Canadiens risked almost nothing by bringing them in and giving them a chance to show what they could do on North American ice.