Ducks put former 50-goal scorer Dany Heatley on waivers
Anaheim Ducks forward Dany Heatley battles for the puck with Ottawa Senators defenceman Erik Karlsson during NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa Friday December 19, 2014. (Errol McGihon/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency)
Two-time 50-goal scorer and Olympic gold medallist Dany Heatley is on the verge of being waived out of the NHL.
The Anaheim Ducks put Heatley, who scored 50 goals for the Ottawa Senators in 2005-06 and ’06-07 and played on the Canadian team that won Olympic gold at the 2010 Vancouver Games, on waivers Monday, according to multiple media reports. The 33-year-old forward was a healthy scratch for the Ducks’ win over the Vancouver Canucks Sunday.
Plagued by a groin injury (he had surgery in November) this season, Heatley played just six games with the Ducks after signing a one-year, $1 million contract during the off-season. He had 12 goals and 16 assists in 76 games with the Minnesota Wild in 2013-14.
Heatley was given a chance to contribute in the shootout Saturday against Arizona after playing just 14 minutes during regulation/overtime. He was stopped by Coyotes goalie Devan Dubnyk.
“You know, he’s only played six games,” Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said after the game. “I’m sure he’s dying to contribute. I thought this might be a jump-start to his contribution if he had gotten it.”