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Former first-round pick among three placed on waivers

Published December 18, 2023 at 5:30 PM
BY COOPER GODIN

As the NHL heads into their final week before taking their Christmas break, a trio of players were placed on the waiver wire by their respective teams.

According to CapFriendly, Washington Capitals 2016 first-round pick Lucas Johansen, Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Ryan Shea and Buffalo Sabres defenceman Jacob Bryson have been placed on waivers.

"Placed on waivers today:

Ryan Shea #LetsGoPens
Jacob Bryson #letsgobuffalo
Lucas Johansen #ALLCAPS"



Johansen, 26, has appeared in six games for the Washington Capitals this season where he's recorded one assist, four penalty minutes and is a plus-one.

Shea, 26, is in his first National Hockey League season after signing with the Pittsburgh Penguins as a unrestricted free agent in the summer. In 22 games, he's gone pointless with six penalty minutes and is a minus-two.

Bryson, 26, is the most experienced of the three on waivers today, spending the majority of the past three seasons on Buffalo's NHL roster. In three games this season, the London, Ontario native has no points or penalty minutes and is a minus-one.

If any of the players on waivers clear on Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. ET, they'll be assigned to their respective American Hockey League affiliates.

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Former first-round pick among three placed on waivers

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