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Kings claim winger Brendan Leipsic on waivers

Kings claim winger Brendan Leipsic on waivers
Published On: Tue, Dec 04
Apr 22, 2016; Los Angeles, CA, USA; iLos Angeles Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi (7) and San Jose Sharks right wing Joel Ward (42) battel for the puck in game five of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Staples Center. The Sharks defeated the Kings 6-3 to win the series 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Just one day after claimingA Nikita ScherbakA on waivers,A Rob BlakeA continues to be active looking for small upgrades to his team. TheA CanucksA waived wingerA Brendan LeipsicA yesterday in order to make room forA Jay Beagle, who is returning from injury.

Leipsic has bounced around the league for the past several years after being chosen in the third round of the 2012 draft by theA Nashville Predators. He spent part of one season on the Predatorsa€™ AHL team before being dealt to theA Toronto Maple Leafs. Leipsic spent parts of three seasons with the Toronto Marlies in the AHL and made his NHL debut with the Leafs during the 2015-16 season.

During the expansion draft, Leipsic was left unprotected by the Leafs and was claimed by theA Vegas Golden Knights. He played 44 games for Vegas, registering two goals and 11 assists, before being dealt to the Vancouver Canucks at the trade deadline. (Need a map yet?)

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