According to CapFriendly, the Vancouver Canucks have placed forward Brendan Leipsic on waivers. Leipsic didn’t play in the Canucks most recent game and likely will be sent to the minor leagues if he clears.
Leipsic hasn’t been able to make much of an impact on Travis Green and the Vancouver coaching staff since coming over from the Vegas Golden Knights last year, and will now be at risk of claim. The 24-year old forward has a nice offensive ceiling, but has recorded just five points this season in limited minutes. With Jay Beagle’s return coming closer, the Canucks needed to make a decision on who would go, and felt that Adam Gaudette’s NHL development was more important.
With two other young offensive talents swapping teams through waivers the last few days, there may not be as many interested teams left for Leipsic. If he does clear, the Utica Comets will be getting a huge boost. The third-round pick has 159 points in 188 career regular season AHL games, including a better than point-per-game pace in his last stint during the 2016-17 season.