Jets claim Luca Sbisa off waivers after he signs with Ducks

Former New York Islanders defenceman Luca Sbisa, right, has been claimed off waivers by the Winnipeg Jets. (Tony Ding/AP)

The Winnipeg Jets have claimed veteran defenceman Luca Sbisa off waivers one day after he had signed a contract with the Anaheim Ducks.

Sbisa, who had been a free agent, signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Ducks on Tuesday and was then placed on waivers.

The Jets have had trouble filling holes on their blue line all season after losing three regulars in the off-season and Dustin Byfuglien’s decision not to report to training camp. On top of that, defencemen Tucker Poolman, Nathan Beaulieu, Anthony Bitetto and Josh Morrissey have all missed time with injuries so far this season.

The 29-year-old Sbsia brings NHL experience and size to the Jets defence corps. Over 11 seasons and 504 NHL games he has 18 goals, 103 points and a minus-19 rating.

Last season, he appeared in only nine games with the New York Islanders and was a healthy scratch for much of the campaign. He attended Islanders camp on a professional tryout.

October 23, 2019

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Luca Sbisa
Defence
AGE: 30

SIGNED BY
Winnipeg Jets
LENGTH
1 Year
CONTRACT TYPE
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT
$750,000
TOTAL
$750,000

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