Lukas Kaspar, who on Monday was placed on waivers for the purpose of an assignment to Worcester, cleared waivers at 9 a.m. PST on Tuesday morning.
Kaspar, 23, had played in all six Sharks games this season and had registered one goal with a plus/minus rating of -1.
For Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson, there was a risk taken in sending down the former first round pick, but there were obviously reasons for the assignment.
“A couple of guys are coming back healthy,” said Wilson. “To get to the number we need to get to, we had to put Lukas on waivers.”
Players like Douglas Murray
and Milan Michalek have missed games recently, but are now ready to go. Plus, the coaching staff has liked what they’ve seen in Brad Staubitz.
“Staubitz in here and doing well,” said Wilson. “He and Plihal both went on waivers last year. Players get to a certain point where they are subject to waivers.”
Sharks Head Coach Todd McLellan liked the variety from having different types of players available.
“We feel the pool of players we have can give us different looks night in and night out,” said McLellan. “What you can’t have is a 24-man roster. Lukas did a really good job. It’s not like he’ll never be here again. He earned his keep here.”