Flames waive Mason Raymond, again

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For the second time this season, Calgary has exposed Mason Raymond to waivers.

That’s what Sportsnet reported on Monday — Raymond, who was initially placed on waivers prior to the start of the year, has been put back on.

Signed to a three-year, $9.45 million deal back in 2014 — one that carries a $3.15M average annual cap hit — Raymond has been a major disappointment in Calgary.

He was a bad fit for head coach Bob Hartley almost from the start. Though he produced reasonably well on offense — 12 goals and 23 points in 57 games last year — he sat as a healthy scratch on a number of occasions, including the start of the playoffs.

This season, he’s scored just four goals in 29 games, with his average TOI falling to 12:20 — the lowest of his career. Once again, he’s been a healthy scratch several times, and appeared in just six games in January.

It seems highly unlikely any team would take a flier on Raymond via waivers, especially given his cap hit. Should he clear, it stands to reason he’ll be off to Calgary’s AHL affiliate in Stockton.