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Surprising player has been placed on waivers mid playoffs


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Elias Edmonson
May 26, 2024  (9:06 PM)
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Photo of Brendan Gaunce and a Canadiens Player
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We had some action on the NHL waivers in the last few minutes, involving the Columbus Blue Jackets.

It's definitely a surprise for him, especially since it's extremely rare to see action on the waiver wire at this point in the season, but the Jackets just made a move.
Imagine if the New York Rangers, the Florida Panthers, the Dallas Stars, or the Edmonton Oilers claim him.

Brendan Gaunce placed on waivers during the 2024 playoffs

He was the captain of the Blue Jackets' farm team, the Cleveland Monsters, and he notably helped them win the North Division of the American Hockey League.
«The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed 30-year-old forward Brendan Gaunce on regular NHL waivers.

He will be an unrestricted free agent on July 1.» - PuckPedia

It's really a bizarre and rare decision, especially since his contract ends on July 1, but it's a situation to watch.
From what we read, Gaunce could very well be claimed off waivers by another team tomorrow.
Will he be considered by Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens?
Gaunce, 30 years old, 6 feet 3 inches, and 220 pounds, was a first-round pick of the Vancouver Canucks in 2012. He is a center.
Gaunce has played 177 career NHL games and has scored 13 goals in a mostly defensive role.
In the AHL, he has amassed 40 points in 47 games, 18 points in 17 games, and 28 points in 39 games more recently.
He can be a solid fourth-line player, complete and with some offensive potential. He earns $762,500 per year until this summer.
Credit: HABSolumentFan - Les Blue Jackets placent un ancien choix de 1e ronde au ballotage
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