Oilers claim Clendening off waivers from Ducks


Edmonton made a move to bolster its blueline on Wednesday, picking up d-man Adam Clendening off waivers from Anaheim.

Clendening, 23, is now with his fifth organization in just over a year. Taken 36th overall by Chicago in 2011, he’s spent time with the Blackhawks, Canucks, Penguins and Ducks — though he failed to appear in a single game for Anaheim before getting waived.

A right-handed shot with some good offensive upside — he had 12 goals and 59 points in 74 games in his last full AHL campaign — Clendening was always likely to be picked up on waivers. He’s still relatively young and carries a mere $761,250 cap hit.

Clendening should be in line for minutes in Edmonton. Brandon Davidson was placed on IR prior to the All-Star break with an undisclosed ailment, and the Oilers have rotated in a number of bottom-pairing guys throughout the season.