Blue Jackets place former first-round pick on waivers

Published October 20, 2023 at 2:15 PM

After four players landed on Thursday's waiver wire, a new and surprising name was placed by his team on Friday afternoon.

According to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, the Columbus Blue Jackets have placed former first-round pick Liam Foudy on waivers for the purpose of assigning him to the American Hockey League.

Foudy, 23, was selected 18th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and has gone on to appear in 90 games with the team since making his debut during the 2019-20 season.

Last season, Foudy set a new career high in goals, assists and points. In 62 games, the Scarborough, Ontario native had 14 points (seven goals, seven assists).

If Foudy clears waivers on Saturday afternoon, which seems pretty unlikely, he'll be assigned to the Blue Jackets' American Hockey League affiliate, the Cleveland Monsters.

Elliotte Friedman also mentioned that all three players on waivers yesterday - Jansen Harkins (Pittsburgh), Radim Simek (San Jose), Zack MacEwen (Ottawa) - have cleared waivers and will be assigned to the AHL.

October 20   |   46 answers
Blue Jackets place former first-round pick on waivers

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