After being moved to injured reserve just a few days ago, Zac Dalpe has now been placed on waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. Dalpe’s IR stint was backdated to November 6th when he suffered the upper-body injury, which means he’s eligible to come off and be sent to the minor leagues should he clear waivers.
Dalpe was acquired by the Blue Jackets last season when they plucked him off waivers from the Minnesota Wild. Though he didn’t get into a game for Columbus, he signed a two-year two-way deal with the team before hitting the open market. The 28-year old forward played in 10 games to start the year with the Blue Jackets, but wasn’t particularly effective in his limited role. He was held scoreless and took 13 minutes in penalties, not winning himself any more minutes from the coaching staff.
He could be claimed though, as he has experience at center and actually has a history of excellent play in the minor leagues. The former Carolina Hurricanes prospect has just 24 points in 138 career games, but could provide at least some valuable depth for a team scrambling up front.