Canucks defenceman Yannick Weber clears waivers

Watch as Vancouver Canucks defenceman Yannick Weber gives Alex Semin of the Montreal Canadiens a stick to the midsection that gets unnoticed by the refs.

Vancouver Canucks defenceman Yannick Weber has cleared waivers and can now be assigned to the Utica Comets of the AHL.

Weber was put on waivers by the Canucks Friday, but went unclaimed by all 29 other NHL teams.

He’s a minus-13 with no goals and five assists in 35 games this year, and is slated to become an unrestricted free agent this off-season.

According to General Fanager, Weber’s $1.5-million one-year contract would have cost teams $516,129 in cap space to pick up, apparently not good enough value for the 27-year-old Swiss blue-liner, who scored 11 goals in 65 games last season.

If sent to the AHL, Weber would join a Comets team that has already added NHL veterans Brandon Prust and Chris Higgins after they each cleared waivers earlier this season.

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