Chris DiDomenico’s stint in Tampa Bay’s organization didn’t last long. After being placed on waivers yesterday, the Senators have claimed the winger, per a team announcement (Twitter link). This comes on the heels of the Lightning claiming him from Ottawa just a week ago.
In his time with Tampa Bay, DiDomenico only played in the minors on a conditioning stint. He suited up in three games with their AHL affiliate in Syracuse, scoring once during that span.
DiDomenico initially cleared waivers at the end of training camp but injuries up front gave him a chance to be recalled early on in the season to Ottawa. He initially made quite the impact as he recorded five points in his first five games. However, his ice time decreased after that and he picked up just a lone assist in his final seven games with the Sens before they placed him on waivers last weekend.
If the Senators were the only team to claim the 28-year-old, they will be eligible to send him down to their AHL affiliate in Belleville. If, however, any other team behind them in the priority list put in a claim, then they would have to re-waive him in order to try to send him back down.
- In other waiver news on Saturday, Oilers winger Iiro Pakarinen cleared waivers, per Pierre LeBrun of TSN and The Athletic (Twitter link). The team announced via Twitter that he has been assigned to Bakersfield of the AHL.