Ducks place Raymond on unconditional waivers


Looks like Mason Raymond’s time with Anaheim is over.

On Wednesday, the Ducks played Raymond on unconditional waivers, per TSN — a mechanism that usually leads to the mutual termination of a contract.

Raymond, 31, was acquired by the Ducks this offseason on a one-year, $675,000 deal. The hope was a reunion with Randy Carlyle would provide a spark — back in ’13-14, Raymond attended Leafs camp on a PTO and impressed Carlyle (then the head coach in Toronto), earning himself a one-year deal before scoring 19 goals and 45 points.

But things didn’t play out the same in Anaheim. Raymond was waived after appearing in just three contests, failing to make much of an impact.

It’s unclear what the future holds for Raymond. His NHL future seems bleak, given he was bought out by Calgary prior to getting waived by the Ducks (and, of course, he passed through waivers unclaimed.)

He could try his hand in Europe — during the lockout-shortened ’13 campaign, Raymond did spend some time with Obreo of the Swedish League.