Reports: Anaheim Ducks waive veteran Dany Heatley

Monday December 29th, 2014

The Anaheim Ducks have waived veteran forward Dany Heatley, according to multiple reports. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman was first to report the move. 

Heatley signed a one-year, $1 million contract with Anaheim this summer but has played only six games this season due to a lingering groin injury. Heatley had surgery in November to repair the injury and returned to the ice on Dec. 19. He played in Anaheim's game on Saturday but was a healthy scratch on Sunday. 

Heatley turns 34 next month. He has 791 points in 13 career NHL seasons with the Thrashers, Senators, Sharks, Wild and Ducks. He has not recorded a point this season and is averaging 12:08 of ice time. 

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The Ducks recently promoted prospect Max Friberg from the AHL and are expected to have Corey Perry and Tim Jackman return from injury soon, leaving the team with a surplus of forwards.

Heatley could be reassigned to the Ducks' AHL affiliate if he is not claimed off waivers by another team.

The Ducks are 24-8-6 and in first place in the Western Conference. They host the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday.

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