Quick glance at Thursday’s waiver-related transactions:
— Carolina has placed gritty forward Brad Malone on waivers. Malone, 26, has five points through 37 games this year but has been a healthy scratch on numerous occasions recently. Prior to getting parked in the press box, he was best known as a physical, hard-hitting presence that drew the ire of Columbus captain Nick Foligno for a big hit back in early January.
Malone is in the second of a two-year deal worth $1.3 million. It carries an average annual cap hit of $650,000.
— Columbus d-man Justin Falk has cleared waivers. Not much to see here.
— The Ducks have claimed forward Chris Wagner off waivers, after losing him to Colorado via waivers earlier this season. Wagner, 24, had no points in 11 games with Anaheim prior to getting picked up, then scored four in 26 contests with the Avs.
Wagner is on a one-year, $600,000 deal that expires in July. The Ducks have since assigned him to their AHL affiliate in San Diego.