The trade deadline is less than a week away, and while teams are scouring the market for help on the back end, the Anaheim Ducks has made another option available on Tuesday.
While forward Dennis Rasmussen has cleared waivers, Anaheim has played another player on the waiver wire, waiving veteran defenseman Korbinian Holzer.
Holzer, who is scoreless in 14 games with the Ducks this season, has managed to register a -3 plus/minus rating during his time with Anaheim. The 6 ft. 3, 214-pound blue liner has also amassed six penalty minutes.
In July, Holzeer signed a two-year contract extension with the Ducks as he was set to become an unrestricted free agent. He scored two goals and added five assists over 32 games with the Ducks in 2016-17, his second year with the club. He appeared in five playoff games, but did not record a point.
The native of Germany was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fourth round of the 2006 NHL Entry Draft and has four goals with 15 assists over 119 career games with the Leafs and Ducks.
Speaking of the Leafs, they could give a shot to Holzer as they are still looking to bolster their blue line. But they are not the online one as several other clubs are seeking cheaper options that Columbus Blue Jackets' Jack Johnson or New York Rangers' Ryan McDonagh.
Holzer could be given a chance...