The slumping Anaheim Ducks
claimed Niklas Hagman
off re-entry waivers from the Calgary Flames
The move means the Ducks are only responsible for half of Hagman's $3 million salary with the Flames paying the other half.
The Flames sent Hagman to Abbotsford of the AHL on Thursday after the 31-year-old winger had just 1 goal and 3 assists in 8 games. But Hagman was subject to re-entry waivers when the Flames tried to recall him over the weekend, allowing the Ducks to swoop in and grab him at half price.
The Ducks have lost 10 of 12 and could use Hagman on the team's second line with Teemu Selanne
and Saku Koivu
. The three Finns working together could give the team some scoring depth it's sorely lacking right now.
Hagman scored at least 20 goals per season from 2007-10.