Oct 17: Both players have cleared waivers according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.
Grant’s third stint with Anaheim hasn’t gone as well as his second. While he twice hit double digits in goals in his second tenure with the Ducks, he has struggled offensively since rejoining them last October. Last season, he managed just six goals and nine assists in 46 games and was held off the scoresheet in his first two contests this season. The 31-year-old has managed a faceoff win percentage of over 50% in each year of his career which could be appealing to some teams although his $1.5MM cap hit for this season and next will likely scare those teams off. Anaheim will receive $1.125MM in cap relief if he clears and is sent to the minors.
As for Pateryn, his stock has dipped considerably since he signed a three-year, $6.75MM contract with Minnesota back in 2018. He has played in just 33 NHL games over the past two seasons and cleared waivers a year ago when he was on that deal, spending most of the season the taxi squad for Colorado and San Jose. Pateryn inked a one-year, two-way deal with Anaheim this summer that pays the minimum of $750K in the NHL and $300K in the minors.