Brad Malone’s tenure with the Carolina Hurricanes could be over as the team placed the center on waivers Thursday.
Malone can be claimed up until 12:00 p.m. ET on Friday. If no team selects him, the Hurricanes can keep him on the active roster or assign him to Charlotte of the American Hockey League.
The 26-year-old Malone has recorded two goals and three assists in 37 games this season – his second with Carolina. However, he has not appeared in a contest since January 24, when he collected four penalty minutes against the Calgary Flames.
Selected by Colorado in the fourth round of the 2007 draft, Malone debuted with the Avalanche in 2011-12, notching a pair of assists in nine games. He spent two more seasons in Colorado before signing a two-year contract with the Hurricanes on July 1, 2014.
Malone had his best offensive season in 2014-15, registering career highs of seven goals and eight assists in 65 games. The 6-foot-2, 207-pound native of Miramichi, New Brunswick has collected 13 tallies and 29 points in 156 regular-season contests with Colorado and Carolina while appearing in six playoff games with the Avalanche in 2013-14 without recording a point.