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BREAKING: 3 Veterans Including Former First Round Pick Hit The Waiver Wire Linking To Potential Major Transaction

Published December 18, 2023 at 5:55 PM
BY SAMER
     

3 Veterans Hit Waivers Linking To Potential Ethan Bear Signing



Insider Chris Johnston has just reported that 3 veteran defensemen have just been placed on waivers including a former first round pick.

Placed on NHL waivers today: Jaccob Bryson (BUF), Ryan Shea (PIT) and Lucas Johansen (WSH).




Realistically, it seems unlikely that any of these three defensemen will attract claims by noon tomorrow.

The more noteworthy name is former first round pick Lucas Johansen. The 26-year-old Vancouver, BC native has only notched one point in six games for the Capitals this season. There's lots of talk that Johansen's waiving is potentially seen as a precursor to Bear's arrival in D.C who has yet to sign as an unrestricted free agent.

TSN insider Darren Dreger strongly hinted over the past weekend that Bear has agreed to terms with the Capitals, with an official signing expected once the team finalizes its roster. Elliotte Friedman has also confirmed this on his 32 thoughts podcast.


Bear who has moved around quite frequently in the past from team to team is expected to be a good fit with the Capitals. He had a solid campaign with the Vancouver Canucks last season.

As seen on Hockey Feed - Three NHL veterans on waivers today, including Johansen


Stay tuned for more updates.
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