Sifers has retired from hockey as a member of the Utica Comets, WKTV reports.
Sifers produced two assists and 24 PIM over 37 games between the Maple Leafs and Wild from 2008-10. He eventually went on to play in a German league and returned to North America, jumping around the AHL circuit.
Sifers was waived by the Blue Jackets on Friday, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.
Sifers, a University of Vermont product, spent the last two seasons in the AHL following a three-year stint playing in the DEL in Germany. During the 2015-16 campaign, the defenseman logged 19 points and 86 PIM before adding another five helpers during the Calder Cup playoffs. Given his age, it seems unlikely the 33-year-old will find an NHL team willing to give him a significant enough role to make him relevant to fantasy owners.
Sifers has been waived by Columbus and appears destined for AHL Lake Eerie , Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports.Sifers is a 32-year-old journeyman with just 37 NHL games on his resume, so the Jackets' decision to waive him is not shocking. He's not likely to make an impact in the foreseeable future.
Sifers signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Blue Jackets on Thursday.The 32-year-old defenseman totaled three goals and 19 assists in 76 games during the 2014-15 season with AHL Springfield. The veteran, who has appeared in 37 NHL games throughout his career, slots in as a depth blueliner for the Blue Jackets.