2 Players Placed on Waivers

Thursday's two NHL signings are now hitting the waiver wire. The New York Rangers have placed Ben Harpur on waivers, while the Seattle Kraken have done the same with Christopher Gibson.

Neither of these waiver placements is surprising. This is because both of these players were viewed as depth signings by the team. Thus, for them to be sent down to the AHL with their new clubs, they both have to clear waivers first. 

There's certainly a chance that a team dealing with injury trouble could put a claim in for Harpur. After all the 6-foot-6 defenseman plays a heavy game and comes with a good amount of NHL experience. In 156 career NHL games over six NHL seasons, Harpur has 1 goal, 14 assists, and 123 penalty minutes. If he clears, he will be a good depth defenseman for the Rangers to have for the year. 

Gibson, on the other hand, seems more likely to clear waivers. The 29-year-old is an AHL netminder who has just 16 career NHL games on his resume since making his debut in 2015-16. Assuming he clears, he will be a depth option for Seattle if they continue to have injuries in goal moving forward. 

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