Dotchin must clear waivers by 12 p.m. ET Thursday before he can officially join the club.
Dotchin was waived by the Lightning in September for the purposes of terminating his contract due to what the team termed a “material breach of contract.” The issue stemmed from Dotchin showing up to training camp out of shape, according to Friedman.
The 24-year-old, who was originally drafted in the sixth round by Tampa Bay in 2012, has suited up for 83 games in the big leagues over the past two seasons. He’s posted 22 points in that span, skating an average of 17:18 minutes per game.