Around the NHL: Schenn, Ho-Sang and Baertschi notables placed on waivers

39 players placed on waivers Monday before the season starts Wednesday

Luke Schenn has played 12 seasons in the NHL with seven organizations including the LA Kings. Schenn spent one season with Kings in 2015-16 and recorded 11 points in 43 games.

As the 23-man NHL roster deadline arrives, 39 players were placed on waivers Monday.

Luke Schenn (Tampa Bay Lighting), Joshua Ho-Sang (New York Islanders) and Sven Baertschi (Vancouver Canucks) highlight those placed on the waiver wire, with the opportunity for them to be claimed by another organization before they are sent to their teams’ respective American Hockey League affiliates.

Schenn, who was drafted fifth overall by the Maple Leafs in 2008, signed a one-year deal worth $700,000 on July 1 with the Lighting.

The 29-year-old defenceman is no stranger to waivers after being placed there by the Anaheim Ducks last season before being dealt last January to the Canucks for Michael Del Zotto.

A native of Saskatoon, Schenn has 12 seasons with 734 games of NHL experience.  

With the Islanders, Ho-Sang was unable to secure stability in the lineup throughout his five years spent with the organization. Drafted in the first round (28th overall) in 2014, the 23-year-old forward has only appeared in 53 games with the Isles, recording seven goals and 24 points.

As a restricted free agent, Ho-Sang signed a one-year deal with the club worth $874,000 on Aug. 19.

Along with Ho-Sang, another skilled former first round pick did not make it past the final roster cuts.

Baertschi, who was taken 13th overall by the Calgary Flames, surprisingly did not survive the final cuts despite 23 goals in his last 79 games.

Fellow forward Adam Gaudette’s emergence with four goals in six pre-season games, and Baertschi’s injury history, forced the Canucks’ tough decision regarding the 26-year-old.

The Bern, Switzerland, native has never played more than 69 games in a season, and appeared in just 26 games last year due to post-concussion syndrome.

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Posted: Sep 30 2019 7:02 pm
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