Several NHL players were placed on waivers on Friday, including Edmonton Oilers forward Valentin Zykov and Anaheim Ducks defenceman Jake Dotchin, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.
Zykov, 23, has struggled since being claimed off waivers by the Oilers on Nov. 30. The former Carloina Hurricanes winger appeared in just five games for Edmonton and went pointless. In 2017-18, Zykov led the AHL in goals, scoring 33 times in 66 games for Carolina’s AHL affiliate Charlotte Checkers. He has two years left at a cap hit of $675,000 after signing a two-year extension with Carolina in the off-season.