Somppi was put on waivers Saturday, reports Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports.

Somppi is expected to be a key member of the Syracuse Crunch (AHL) forward corps this season. Last year, he had 12 goals and 26 points in 32 games with the Crunch. Somppi was drafted six spots from the end of the 2016 draft (seventh round) and has impressed enough to earn a qualifying offer and one-year deal. His upside is limited in the NHL, but should he make it, Somppi will stand as the poster child for the strength of the Bolts' scouting system. It's rare for a guy picked that late to contribute at the highest level of the game.

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