Based on Sportsnet’s Elliotte Freidman, the Washington Capitals have positioned ahead Richard Panik on waivers on Wednesday. The 30-year-old has served as a wholesome scratch in three of the previous 5 video games.
Panik has recorded simply three targets, 9 factors, and a -9 ranking in 36 video games this season whereas primarily taking part in within the Capitals’ bottom-six ahead group.
If he clears, the Capitals would save $1.675 million below the NHL wage cap and would have that a lot in cap flexibility forward of the commerce deadline at 3 PM ET on Monday. Panik could be assigned to the taxi squad if he clears.
Following this season, Panik has two years left on a contract that pays him $2.75 million yearly.
By 12 PM ET on Thursday, Panik will both clear waivers or go to the lowest-ranked staff within the NHL standings that submits a declare for him.
By Harrison Brown