Canucks defenceman Yannick Weber has cleared waivers, going unclaimed by the other 29 NHL teams. He will report to the Utica Comets of the AHL.
#Canucks Yannick Weber clears waivers.
— Tim Wharnsby (@TimWharnsby) February 6, 2016
Last year, Weber appeared to establish himself as an NHL regular. He was paired with Dan Hamhuis down the stretch, receiving top-4 ice time and was a fixture on the top unit of the Canucks’ power play.
This year has been a different story.
Weber scored a career-high 11 goals in 65 games last season. This year, he has none.
It’s debatable whether Weber deserved the demotion, given he ranks third among Canucks defencemen in 5-on-5 Corsi percentage.
There’s a good chance that Weber could return to the Canucks this season. With just seven defencemen on the roster, Vancouver is just one injury away from recalling the Swiss Olympian.
Weber last played for Utica in the 2013-14 season, scoring 7 points in 7 games.