Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Former Coquitlam Express sniper Brandon Yip was placed on waivers today by the Colorado Avalanche.

The Avalanche needed to open up a roster spot when defenceman Shane O'Brien was re-activated from the injured reserve list.

Teams have 24 hours to claim him and his $725 000 cap hit or he will be sent to the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL. Yip is a unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

The third year pro has had a disappointing season thus far going pointless in just 10 games this season. Yip has spent most of the season as a healthy scratch.

He started his NHL career with a bang scoring 11 goals and 19 points in 32 games in 2009-10. Last season he just had 12 goals and 22 points in 71 games.

The Avalanche drafted Yip directly from the Express in the 8th round 239th overall in 2004.

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