Report: Lightning place J.T. Brown on waivers

Report: Lightning place J.T. Brown on waivers

J.T. Brown‘s time with the Tampa Bay Lightning may be drawing to a close.

The club put the right winger on waivers Saturday, reports Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said Brown will be assigned to the AHL's Syracuse Crunch if he clears waivers at noon Sunday, according to the Tampa Bay Times' Joe Smith.

Brown has four points in 24 games this season, scoring his only goal on Nov. 12, and has been a healthy scratch multiple times while averaging a career-low 9:22 in ice time.

Brown is a pending unrestricted free agent carrying a cap hit of $1.25 million, according to CapFriendly.

He became the first NHL player to peacefully protest during the U.S. national anthem this season when he stood with his fist raised during the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before a game on Oct. 7.

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