Penguins Place John Leclair on Waivers

LeClair’s role with the Penguins has been decreasing over the past few weeks and he was a healthy scratch on Tuesday against the New York Islanders. The 37-year-old has been playing on the fourth line for the club and averaging just under 12 minutes of ice time a game. “Hopefully, something will change because it’s not a great situation for me,” LeClair told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. “You have to make the best of it, but, hopefully, something happens.” The Post Gazette reported that general manager Ray Shero met with Leclair in order to discuss a solution to the current situation. Leclair referred to the meeting as a “good talk and that’s about it.” LeClair is due to make $1.5million this season, the final year of his contract. A trade might be a possibility if Shero can find an interested club. “He doesn’t say much. He’s the ultimate professional,” teammate and longtime friend Mark Recchi told the paper. “Hopefully, something good happens for him, whether it’s here or somewhere.” Recchi doubts the troubles with playing time would ever cause LeClair to be a distraction with the club. “He comes in. He works hard. He’s a dream for an organization. Obviously, he’s not happy sitting out, but he comes in, he has fun with the guys. You would never know.” Leclair has two goals and five assists over his 21 games this season. The five-time all-star has had a distinguished career with 406 goals, 819 points over 967 games. He won the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 1993.

The Philadelphia Inquier is reporting the Flyers are intrested in Leclair

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