Winnipeg Jets Place Forward on Waivers

The unfortunate news of Kyle Connor's extended absence on Wednesday provided a one-day call-up for forward Dominic Toninato. Now, the 29-year-old could be heading straight back down to the Manitoba Moose, as he's been placed on waivers. 

Toninato spent his latest day with Winnipeg as a healthy scratch, which he has been on numerous occasions, after recording six points on two goals and four assists through nine games with Manitoba. He's played a total of 169 games in the NHL throughout his career, 84 of them with Winnipeg, averaging about 9 minutes a night, while posting a total of 30 points. 

The former 5th-round pick cleared waivers back on October 2, and has been listed on Winnipeg's roster for a full month, meaning he needs to clear waivers once again to be sent down.

If a team looking for a depth center with size (6'2", 200 pounds) puts in a claim, he would be done with the Jets organization after three-plus years. 

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