Eaves (ankle) was left unprotected by the Ducks for the NHL's upcoming expansion, TSN reports.

Eaves contributed 37 points for the Ducks last season, but the team obviously didn't consider him a vital part of the future. He could provide a veteran presence for the new Vegas squad as one of the better names made available by Anaheim, but the Knights do have a number of Ducks players to choose from.

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