Canucks place forward Sven Baertschi on waivers

Vancouver Canucks forward Sven Baertschi (47) has opted out of returning to play this season. (Ben Nelms/CP)

The Vancouver Canucks have placed forward Sven Baertschi on waivers, the team announced Sunday.

Baertschi played six games for the Canucks this season, posting two assists. The 27-year-old also recorded four goals and 23 points in 16 games for the AHL’s Utica Comets this year.

In 26 games with Vancouver last season, the Swiss player posted nine goals and 14 points. Baertschi was selected by the Calgary Flames 13th overall in the 2011 NHL Draft.

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