Wednesday: Morgan reports that Ness has cleared waivers and will be assigned to the Tucson Roadrunners.
Tuesday: According to Craig Morgan of The Athletic, the Arizona Coyotes have placed Aaron Ness on waivers. The defenseman already cleared waivers just before the season began, but needs them again in order to go back to the minor leagues.
Ness, 29, has played in 18 games so far this season for the Coyotes, registering one point and 16 hits. The depth defender has actually never played more than 20 NHL games in a single season, with just 65 contests in his entire career. That lack of experience should probably get him through waivers without a problem, along with the fact that he is signed through next season.
There’s no guarantee that he is sent down, but with the Coyotes expecting Niklas Hjalmarsson back soon there won’t be much room in the NHL. Ness has played in just four games for the Tucson Roadrunners this season, but was outstanding for the Hershey Bears last year, scoring 55 points.