Ducks Claim Harrington off of Waivers from the Devils


The Anaheim Ducks have claimed defenseman, Scott Harrington off of waivers from the New Jersey Devils.

Harrington, 29, has spent the season with the San Jose Sharks but was traded to the Devils alongside Timo Meier on Feb. 26, 2023. On the Feb, 27, the Devils placed him on waivers, and now he is a part of the Ducks. Unfortunately, for the Devils, they lost a player for free, however, they needed to make a roster move as they were at the limit of 23. 

Harrington will now report to Anaheim, where they could potentially flip him ahead of the March. 3, NHL Trade Deadline, for a late-round pick. Harrington is a serviceable NHL defenseman, who is a sixth-seventh blue-liner on most teams contending for the Cup.

So far this season, Harrington has played in 28 games and has recorded seven points. With the Ducks being a bottom-feeder team this season, they are expected to sell off some assets at the trade deadline, such as Dmitry Kulikov, Kevin Shattenkirk etc. Harrington could be the replacement for Kulikov in the lineup for the rest of the season if they can move him. 

The decision to claim him off of waivers is a smart choice for GM Pat Verbeek and the Ducks because now they can sell a blue liner in exchange for picks, instead of a player as the return. 

Keep an eye out for the Ducks selling assets at the NHL trade deadline. 

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