The San Jose Sharks have claimed winger Ryan Dzingel off waivers.
In corresponding moves, they’ve put goaltender Adin Hill on injured reserve and placed center Lane Pederson on waivers.
The Toronto Maple Leafs had placed Dzingel on waivers shortly after acquiring him from the Arizona Coyotes. Dzingel had four goals and three assists in 26 games in the desert this season.
Dzingel, 29, is a two-time 20-goal scorer and carries an expiring $1.1 million dollar cap hit.
Per Bob Boughner, he’s expected to join the San Jose Sharks in Anaheim tomorrow and should slide immediately into the line-up. He will play wing and is a candidate to join the power play.
“I know he’s a real good teammate and guy off the ice, which is important for our team. It’s a guy that has some offense to his game given the opportunity,” Boughner said today. “It’s a guy that doesn’t cost us anything, a little bit of an injection of some energy.”
Meanwhile, Pederson could never quite get on track with the San Jose Sharks. The 24-year-old center, acquired for a 2024 fourth-round pick from Arizona this past summer, had zero goals and two assists in 26 appearances.
“I just talked to him a little bit about going down, get his confidence back, get a little bit swagger in your game, and be one of the best players down on the Barracuda,” Boughner said. “And if he is, he’ll get back here.”
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