There's got to be some teams that will pick him up hoping he can help out down the stretch. At the very least, it's a favorable contract that just about every team can afford. Who takes the chance on Ehrhoff?

Christian Ehrhoff's career has been trending in the wrong direction since going through a host of concussion issues last season while with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Now a member of the Los Angeles Kings, Ehrhoff has put up just 11 points in 40 games this year. On Wednesday, the Kings placed the veteran blueliner on waivers.

Despite his not quite being the player he once was, Ehrhoff still might attract a waiver claim from a team looking for defensive help. He has a low-cost contract as he is on a one-year, $1.5 million deal currently and good possession numbers. He also saw power play time with the Kings. His recent injury history, however, could limit the market for his services.

Ehrhoff managed to play in only 49 games last season with Pittsburgh after he was bought out by the Buffalo Sabres the previous summer. The German is a veteran of 781 games and had his best years in the NHL over two seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, putting up 44 points in 2009-10 and 50 in 2010-11. That landed him a big contract with the Sabres. When he expressed disinterest in being part of the team's rebuild, GM Tim Murray used a compliance buyout on him, allowing Ehrhoff to become a free agent.

Only 33 years old, Ehrhoff still might be able to have some success in the right situation. He has some significant playoff experience, but hasn't been part of a postseason since 2010-11. He was unavailable due to injury for Pittsburgh's first-round loss to the New York Rangers last season.

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