Vegas Golden Knights Claim Ryan Carpenter

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The Vegas Golden Knights have claimed Ryan Carpenter off of waivers, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

Carpenter was placed on waivers yesterday by the San Jose Sharks.

It’s a curious move for Las Vegas who have 23 players on their active roster as of right now and do not have a clear need for Carpenter.

Las Vegas has been scouting Carpenter since before the NHL expansion draft but weren’t able to select him in the draft because San Jose a protection slot on him, according to TSN insider Pierre LeBrun.