Smith was reassigned to AHL San Jose on Friday. Smith cleared waivers Thursday, and the team has decided to no longer hang on to the 27-year-old forward. While he'll go to the AHL affiliate for now, it's quite possible he'll rejoin the team later in the season should injuries occur among the current group of forwards.
Smith cleared waivers Friday, Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada reports. Smith has been limited to six games this season with a concussion issue largely attributed to the missed time. It doesn't bode well for Smith that he was waived even with forwards Raffi Torres (knee) and Dainius Zubrus (upper body) ailing for Team Teal. It's not clear what the next step is for Smith, but the 27-year-old could end up in the minors.
Smith was placed on waivers by the Sharks on Wednesday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. Smith has drawn into just six contests for the Sharks this season, and will now presumably go to the AHL assuming he goes through waivers unclaimed. The move could indicate that the Sharks are ready to activate Raffi Torres, though no official move has been made yet.
Smith has been activated off injured reserve and could play Sunday against the Blackhawks, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Smith has been sidelined since early November due to the head injury, but it appears he may finally over the concussion that sent him to injured reserve. The team hasn't confirmed that he will return to the lineup, but it's a good bet that he'll be in to face his former team, especially following the teams reassignment of Barclay Goodrow to the AHL club in a corresponding move.
Smith (concussion) remains out of the lineup Thursday, Curtis Pashelka of the San Jose Mercury News reports. Despite being recalled back from his conditioning stint with AHL San Jose, it appears Smith isn't yet ready to rejoin the Sharks at this point. His next chance to play will come Friday against the Senators, but the winger will need to activated from injured reserve before he'll have a chance to rejoin the lineup.
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