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Ducks Claim Wagner on Waivers

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks have claimed forward Chris Wagner on waivers from the Colorado Avalanche and assigned him to the San Diego Gulls, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Wagner, 24 (5/27/91), scored four goals (4-0=4) with 26 penalty minutes (PIM) in 37 games with the Ducks and Avalanche this season. The 6-0, 195-pound forward began the season with Anaheim before being claimed on waivers by Colorado on Nov. 15. He scored his first four career NHL goals with the Avalanche, including his first two in consecutive games on Nov. 25 vs. Ottawa and Nov. 28 vs. Winnipeg. Wagner also played three games in San Diego this season, collecting 1-1=2 points with a +2 rating and 16 PIM from Oct. 21-24.

Selected by Anaheim in the fifth round (122nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft, Wagner has 4-0=4 points with 28 PIM in 46 career NHL games with the Ducks and Avalanche. He also appeared in his first two career Stanley Cup Playoff games with Anaheim in 2015, going scoreless in the First Round vs. Winnipeg.

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