Vancouver Canucks place Christian Wolanin on waivers, Noah Juulsen clears
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7 months ago
The Vancouver Canucks have placed defenceman Christian Wolanin on waivers for purpose of reassignment to the AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks in time for the Calder Cup Playoffs. General manager Patrik Allvin made the announcement Friday morning.
Yesterday, the club placed right shot defenceman Noah Juulsen on waivers for the same reason. Unsurprisingly, Juulsen went unclaimed.
Wolanin, along with Juulsen, Aatu Räty, and Vasily Podkolzin was papered down to the Abbotsford Canucks ahead of the March 3rd trade deadline, making all of them eligible to play in the Calder Cup Playoffs with Abbotsford. In the case of Wolanin, Juulsen, and Phil Di Giuseppe, however, they will need to clear waivers in order to be sent down.
Teams don’t typically make claims at this time of year, so the chances of any of the Canucks’ AHL playoff-bound players being scooped up are rather low.
The Abbotsford Canucks shut out the league-leading Calgary Wranglers on Wednesday night, with Arturs Silovs picking up the victory with goals from Jack Rathbone and Danila Klimovich helping them secure the 2-0 victory. Abbotsford has two more home games against Calgary before the Calder Cup Playoffs begin on April 19th. Unlike last year, Abbotsford secured home ice for round one, meaning all three games of their first round series will be played at home. For a refresher on the AHL playoffs format, click here.
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