Wild waive veteran forward Veillieux


The Minnesota Wild have placed 33-year-old winger Stephane Veilleux on waivers, per Sportsnet.

Veilleux, who’s appeared in over 400 career contests for the Wild, has played 12 games this year, scoring two points while averaging 7:42 TOI per night. It seems as though he’s the odd man out following the Sean Bergenheim trade; in last night’s 4-2 win over Nashville, Bergenheim made his Wild debut (playing 13:41) while Veilleux sat as a healthy scratch.

Should Veilleux clear waivers, he’ll be returned to AHL Iowa.