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The Anaheim Ducks have claimed left wing Niklas Hagman off waivers from the Calgary Flames.
The Ducks sent rookie Peter Holland back to the minors Monday to make room for Hagman.
The 31-year-old Hagman has played 707 NHL games for four clubs over the past decade, including three years with the Dallas Stars. He had four points in eight games with Calgary this season.
Hagman scored 20 goals in three consecutive seasons from 2007-10 with Dallas and Toronto. He also has appeared in three Olympics for Finland.
The Ducks hope Hagman can help an offense ranked last in the NHL in scoring despite the presence of MVP Corey Perry, captain Ryan Getzlaf and Teemu Selanne.
Holland appeared in four games with the Ducks, scoring his first NHL goal.
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Via flames.nhl.com: Forward Niklas Hagman was claimed off re-entry waivers by the Anaheim Ducks on Monday. Hagman was placed on waivers by the Calgary Flames on November 10th. The 31-year-old from Espoo, Finland was unclaimed and sent down to the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League. He was then placed on re-entry waivers where [...]
via Bob McKenzie tweets, ANA claims Niklas Hagman on re-entry waivers from CGY.
CGY responsible for half of Hagman’s remaining salary ($3M annually) and a cap hit of $1.5M. ANA pays the balance and also has $1.5M cap hit
Hagman’s contract expires at the end of this season.
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