Canucks waive veteran defenseman Schneider
Kelcey Brade, ctvbc.ca
Published Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:40AM PST
Mathieu Schneider and the Vancouver Canucks are parting ways after the club placed the veteran defenseman on waivers Tuesday.
The move comes after Schneider left the team for personal reasons in the days following his last game in a Canucks uniform on December 16. The 40-year-old defenseman was reportedly on the outs with the Canucks coaching staff.
The veteran blueliner can be claimed by any National Hockey League club prior to Noon et on Wednesday. If he clears waivers, the Canucks have the option of sending him down to the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League.
In 17 games with Vancouver this season Schneider recorded two goals, three assists and 12 penalty minutes.
Canucks general manager Mike Gillis signed Schneider this past summer to a one-year deal worth US $1.55 million.