Waivers News: LA Kings lose Christian Wolanin to Buffalo Sabers
The Buffalo Sabers have claimed defenseman Christian Wolanin on waivers from the Los Angeles Kings.
The defenseman was placed on waiver yesterday, and while the Kings were hoping he would clear and be assigned to Ontario’s reign in the American Hockey League, he was not.
Wolanin didn’t play much in Los Angeles during the 2020-21 season. He was traded from the Ottawa Senators to the Kings at the end of March in exchange for 25-year-old center Mike Amadio. put three points, all assists.
He also competed in the 2021 IIHF World Championship, with an outstanding performance of one goal and six points in 10 games, winning bronze with the United States National Team.
The 26-year-old has a one-year contract worth $ 750,000 and will be an unrestricted free agent next July.
The loss is ultimately pretty minor, as the Kings still have Kale Clague, Austin Strand, Sean Durzi and Jacob Moverare in the depth draws. It is always unfortunate to lose reliable depth.
In retrospect, the Buffalo Sabers have placed 22-year-old defenseman Henri Jokiharju in the Injury Reserve.