Avs place Hunwick on waivers

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The Colorado Avalanche placed defenseman Matt Hunwick on waivers to make room for fellow blueliner Ryan Wilson, the Denver Post reports.

The 28-year-old hasn’t appeared in a regular season game for the Avs, so it probably shouldn’t be too shocking that he was the odd man out.

He collected six assists in 43 games last season for Colorado and began his time with the organization in 2010-11. He has one year left on a deal that carries a $1.6 million cap hit and salary, so there’s a good chance he’ll clear waivers and make it to the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters.

Hunwick was a seventh-round pick (224th overall), so he’s used to fighting for time.

Wilson, 26, was limited to 12 games last season, collecting three assists in that time.