Colorado Avalanche Place Veteran Forward On Waivers

The Colorado Avalanche have placed forward Chris Wagner on waivers. 

This waiver placement indicates that Wagner is ready to get his season started. The veteran winger has been recovering from a ruptured Achilles that he suffered before the start of the 2023-24 campaign. It has been a long journey for him during his recovery, but now his season can officially begin. 

Before Wagner can join the Colorado Eagles of the American Hockey League (AHL), he will first need to pass through waivers. Given the fact that he is just getting back from a serious injury and only appeared in two NHL games over his last two seasons with the Boston Bruins, there is a good chance that he will go through unclaimed. However, teams dealing with injuries and are looking for more forward depth because of it could consider taking a flier on Wagner.

In 360 career NHL games split between the Anaheim Ducks, Avalanche, New York Islanders, and Bruins, Wagner has 37 goals to go along with 63 points. His best season came back during the 2018-19 campaign with the Bruins, where he had 12 goals and 19 points in 76 games.

We will now need to wait and see if a team takes a chance on Wagner from here. If not, he will serve as a leader for the Eagles and be a call-up candidate for the Avalanche are the year carries on. 

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