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Viktor Tikhonov Claimed on Waivers by Coyotes



    Viktor Tikhonov Claimed on Waivers by Coyotes
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    Playing in his first NHL game, Viktor Tikhonov #14 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on October 9, 2015 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. The game is the first for the Islanders in their new arena. The Blackhawks defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    The Chicago Blackhawks lost a player off of their roster on Sunday as forward Viktor Tikhonov was claimed off of waivers by the Arizona Coyotes.

    Tikhonov, who has appeared in 11 games so far this season with the Blackhawks and scored zero goals, was placed on waivers on Saturday. Reports had circulated that Tikhonov would return to the KHL rather than accept a demotion to the AHL, but that is now a moot point as he’s headed to the desert.

    The Blackhawks signed Tikhonov to a one-year deal during the offseason, but he was unable to find a consistent place in their lineup. Ultimately he was a healthy scratch during the majority of his time in Chicago, so he’ll be hoping that his next stop in Arizona (where he began his NHL career) will be a more fruitful situation.

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