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Red Wings claim defenseman Christian Djoos off waivers from Ducks

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Posted at 8:14 PM, Jan 10, 2021

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings claimed defenseman Christian Djoos off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday.

The Red Wings announced the move. The 26-year-old Djoos played 11 games for Anaheim and Washington last season, finishing with a goal and two assists. He has five goals and 22 assists in 119 NHL games, mostly with the Capitals.

"He gives us depth on that position," Red Wings head coach Jeff Blashill said. "And right now we're kind of still sorting out and seeing where everybody's at. He's a guy who's had some success in the NHL at times, and we're going to see once we get him here live exactly where he fits in."

Djoos played in 22 playoff games in 2018 during Washington’s run to the Stanley Cup title. The Capitals drafted him in the seventh round in 2012.