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Avalanche forward Brandon Yip placed on waivers

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Bob McKenzie broke the news, and Adrian Dater confirmed it that Brandon Yip has been placed on waivers. After a promising rookie season in which he scored 19 points (11g, 8a) in 32 games, Yip has struggled to provide reliable, solid offense for the Avs ever since. He had a disappointing season last year, only hitting the back of the net 12 times and helping out on 10 others over 71 games. For those who are bad at math, that's only 3 more points in over twice as many games.

This year has not fared any better for the forward. He has been a healthy scratch in all but 10 games this season, and he has scored no goals and had no assists. The Avalanche are certainly hoping Yip will clear waivers and spend time in Lake Erie, perhaps gaining confidence and finding his scoring touch again. It's not unreasonable to think another team may pick him up, especially since he only has a cap hit of $725,000 and is a UFA at the end of this season.

Yip's departure was in response to Shane O'Brien's return, which necessitated an open roster spot.

(stick tap to DiD for bringing it to our attention.)