Report: Canucks expected to waive Yannick Weber

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Yannick Weber led all Vancouver blue-liners with 11 goals last season. According to his coach, he “made a big difference how he stepped up.”

Today, Weber will reportedly be placed on waivers, as the Canucks need to free up a roster spot before Dan Hamhuis returns to the lineup Saturday.

A pending unrestricted free agent, Weber has not enjoyed the same level of success this season. He has no goals and just five assists in 35 games. He has not been particularly good defensively either. And with the emergence of Alex Biega, he has not played a game since Jan. 14.

At the same time, with a cap hit of just $1.5 million, it would not be a huge surprise to see a team make a claim for the 27-year-old.