Dano inked a one-year, two-way contract with Columbus on Thursday. Dano was only able to break into the lineup for eight games last season with Colorado, in which he managed just three shots, seven PIM and 16 hits while averaging a meager 6:53 of ice time. The Austrian forward figures to spend the bulk of the upcoming season in the minors again, though he could earn the occasional call-up throughout the year.
Dano didn't receive a qualifying offer from Winnipeg on Tuesday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. It's a little bit of a surprise to see the Jets part ways with Dano, after the team reclaimed him off waivers in November following his brief stint in Colorado. Once he was back in the fold, the club left him in the minors with AHL Manitoba, for which he notched 12 goals, 18 helpers and 75 PIM. Selected by the Blue Jackets with the 27th overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, the 24-year-old has logged just 138 games and could struggle to secure an NHL deal this summer.
Dano will be rejoining the Jets' organization after the club claimed him off the waiver wire. Dano was put on waivers by the Jets back in mid-October when the Avs snatched him off the wire. Now once again being waived, the winger will rejoin the club that drafted him 27th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft. He was immediately assigned to the minors.
Dano was placed on waivers by the Avalanche on Thursday, NHL Network's Elliotte Friedman reports. Dano has had trouble sticking at the NHL level. The 23-year-old forward has yet to mark the scoresheet in eight NHL appearances this season.
Dano was claimed by the Avalanche on Monday after being waived by the Jets, Ryan Clark of The Athletic reports. Dano didn't see a second of game action with Winnipeg before being waived, so clearly he wasn't going to find an opportunity there. He's only 23, but things have gone downhill for Dano since he notched 21 points in 35 games as a rookie. Perhaps he can find a role with the Avs to reboot his career.
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