Sharks place forward Ivan Chekhovich on waivers for buyout


The San Jose Sharks have placed Ivan Chekhovich on unconditional waivers for the purpose of a buyout/termination with the Russian forward likely heading back to the KHL.

Chekhovich, who had one year remaining on his entry-level contract, made his NHL debut this past season registering one assist in four games.

The 22-year-old from Yekaterinburg, Russia, was loaned to the KHL’s Nizhny Novgorod Torpedo in the fall and recorded 17 goals and 17 assists in 43 games. He also had two goals and five assists in 17 games with the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda after returning to the U.S. in March.

Chekhovich was drafted in the seventh round, 212th overall, by the Sharks in 2017.


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