Let's see if first rounder Marko Dano is thankful for this breaking news report. On Thursday, it was confirmed that the Colorado Avalanche had place the young centre on waivers. Earlier this season, the 23-year-old hit the waiver wire after the Winnipeg Jets sent him on there, and was claimed by the Avalanche.
And now, guess what? The Jets want him back! As reported by NHL insider Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Jets have claimed Dano and he is coming back to Winnipeg.
There were rumblings of several teams having interest in landing Dano during the first time where he was placed on waivers. The Edmonton Oilers were said to have investigate on the 23-year-old centre, and he could have been a great solution for several clubs in difficulty at the moment. He is often used as a centre but is a very versatile player than can also play wing. He is also great in the face-off circles, despite the fact that he hasn't collected a point in eight games in Colorado.
Dano was selected in the first round, 27th overall in the 2013 NHL entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was traded twice before landing in Winnipeg. Dano has 19 goals and 26 assists in 130 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets, Chicago Blackhawks, Jets and Avalanche.
The change of scenery from Winnipeg to Colorado did not seem to help the player produce more, however, maybe a trip back and a reunion with the Jets will get him going!