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AHL bound: Canucks send down Chris Higgins

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DH Vancouver Staff Jan 13, 2016 4:26 pm

After bizarrely announcing their intent to trade Higgins on Sunday, he was placed on waivers on Tuesday. Today, he cleared waivers and is on his way to join the Canucks’ farm team in Utica.

Last year Higgins was fifth in scoring on a playoff team. This year, nobody will take him for free.

That was fast.

Higgins is 32-years-old and has one more year left on a contract that carries a $2.5 million cap hit. He also has just 3 points in 25 games, despite receiving ample opportunity to produce offensively.

Clearly, that scared off teams from giving the veteran of 703 games another shot.

Still, something tells me that we haven’t seen the last of Higgins in the NHL. He was slowed by an injury suffered in the first game of the preseason this year, and is still an NHL-calibre player. He can still be recalled or traded at any moment.

But for now, the veteran forward will try to hone his skills with the Comets.

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