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Waiver wire: Hammond clears and sent to AHL, while Kings waive Setoguchi

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NEWARK, NJ - JANUARY 24: Devin Setoguchi #10 of the Los Angeles Kings skates against the New Jersey Devils on January 24, 2017 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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The return of Craig Anderson to the Ottawa Senators lineup on Saturday forced the team to make a roster move involving one of their goalies.

They ended up waiving Andrew Hammond (on his 29th birthday!).

On Sunday the team announced that Hammond went unclaimed on the waiver wire and has since been assigned to the Senators’ AHL team in Binghamton.

It’s been a rough year for Hammond on the rare occasion he has been able to play, but given what he has done over the past two years it seemed reasonable to think that somebody in need of some goaltending depth would have taken a chance on him, even if he does have another year on a contract that pays him more than $1.3 million per season.

While Hammond was going unclaimed, the Los Angeles Kings made a waiver move of their own on Sunday when they waived veteran forward Devin Setoguchi.

Setoguchi was able to make it back to the NHL this season after spending the 2015-16 season playing in Switzerland for Davos HC.

He signed a two-way contract with the Kings over the summer and has been a regular in their lineup for most of the season, appearing in 45 games and recording 12 points (four goals, eight assists).