Sharks claim Ryan Dzingel on waivers

The San Jose Sharks claimed Ryan Dzingel off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs.

This comes after a trade Saturday night that sent Dzingel from the Arizona Coyotes to the Toronto Maple Leafs, along with Ilya Lyubushkin, in exchange for Nick Ritchie and a conditional second/third round pick.

Dzingel was placed on a waiver by the Leafs to make room for Timothy Liljegren on the roster, who was sent to accommodate the trade that put the Leafs above the roster maximum. With Liljegren being the only player on the roster who didn’t require a waiver, he was the obvious choice for a temporary fix.

In his seventh NHL season, Dzingel has just four goals and seven points in 26 games this season, all with the Coyotes. That’s a far cry from his 26 goals and 56 points in 78 games in 2018-19, as the 29-year-old has struggled since that big year.

He joins a Sharks team that has lost its last six straight games and sits seventh in the Pacific Division with a 22-22-5 record. It remains to be seen if Dzingel will have an impact, but he will certainly have a better opportunity here than he would have with Toronto.

The sharks placed Lane Pederson on Waivers Today to make room for Dzingel on the list. He has just two assists in 26 games for the Sharks this season.

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