Griffith was placed on waivers for the purpose of assignment to AHL Bakersfield on Saturday. Griffith has been productive at the minor-league level with 139 points in 173 contests over the last three years. That hasn't translated to many looks in the NHL, as he's been out of hockey's top league since 2017-18. Should injuries arise, Griffith could find himself with the Oilers' taxi squad later in the year.
Griffith is participating in Edmonton's training camp. Griffith hasn't played in the NHL since 2017-18, but he's been highly productive in the minors, racking up 52 goals and 87 assists in 173 games over the past three campaigns. Nonetheless, at best, he'll have to settle for a spot on the Oilers' taxi squad, so he won't be a viable fantasy option this year.
Griffith signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Oilers on Friday. Griffith hasn't played an NHL game over the last two seasons, but he's been quite good in the minors, recording 37 goals and 61 assists over 127 games. He's a longshot to make the Oilers' roster out of training camp, but he could get an opportunity with the big club if injuries surface.
Griffith inked a one-year, two-way contract with the Jets on Wednesday, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports. The deal is worth $700,000 at the NHL level and $300,000 at the AHL level, but the latter number will likely be more relevant to Griffith's future. The 26-year-old hasn't suited up in the NHL since 2017, but led the AHL's Manitoba Moose in scoring last season with 57 points.
Griffith was designated for waivers by Winnipeg on Friday in order to reassign him to AHL Manitoba, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Griffith is currently on his fifth team over the last two years and still trying to earn a consistent spot on an NHL roster. Since breaking into the league in 2014-15, the 25-year-old has played in 79 games, tallying eight goals and 11 helpers. The center should be on coach Paul Maurice's short list of potential call-ups throughout the season.
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