The Canucks have dipped their toes into the waiver market today, claiming Joseph Cramarossa from the Anaheim Ducks.
VAN claims Cramarossa
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) March 1, 2017
Given that the Canucks have moved out Alex Burrows and Jannik Hansen over the last couple of days, they were need of some NHL bodies.
Cramarossa was selected in the 3rd round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft
He has been effective in his time with the Ducks this season as a depth forward with grit, but the numbers game forced him onto waivers.This move is likely just to ensure the Canucks have enough options to close out the season while providing some speed and toughness in the bottom 6.
Cramarossa is a pending RFA.
The move pushes the Canucks to 46 contracts of their 50 contract limit.