Nicklas Grossmann has been a point of contention for nearly anybody who is a fan of the Calgary Flames. He was an individual who was signed merely to get the team as close to the cap as possible for when they used their L.T.I.R. on Ladislav Smid. Despite this being the lone reason for his signing, he still found his way into three games. Three awful, miserable games.
Yesterday the Flames finally used their L.T.I.R. on Smid. Today the Flames finally cut the cord and waived Grossmann. Elliotte Friedman broke the news as he so often does.
Grossmann (CAL) on waivers today— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 8, 2016
With this move, it's unlikely that Grossmann ever sees any ice time for the Flames again. While certain possession numbers were not horrid, he's the worst Flame defenseman this year in terms of his scoring chance metrics. Those numbers lead to five goals against at even strength. The team failed to put up a single point with him on the ice.
For now it's, au revoir to Mr. Grossmann. It hasn't exactly been a pleasure. Here's hoping he doesn't play enough in Stockton to destroy their momentum in the process.