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Sharks place D Gawanke on waivers

Manitoba Moose Leon Gawanke Leon Gawanke - David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Defenceman Leon Gawanke was placed on waivers on Thursday by the San Jose Sharks

The 24-year-old German has eight goal and 19 assists over 38 games with the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League. 

Selected by the Winnipeg Jets in the fifth round of the 2017 NHL Draft, Gawanke has never appeared in a NHL game.