The Edmonton Oilers placed Brandon Manning on waivers Monday, less than two months after acquiring the defenceman from the Chicago Blackhawks.

The team said Manning, 28, would be assigned to the AHL's Bakersfield Condors should he clear waivers Tuesday at noon ET. Manning has one goal in 12 games with the Oilers this season with a minus-1 rating.

He has a total of two goals and four points in 39 games with the Blackhawks and Oilers on the season. 

Manning was acquired at the end of December, along with Robin Norell, by then-Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli for Drake Caggiula and Jason Garrison. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie said week on Insider Trading that the Oilers were looking into trading Manning or defenceman Alex Petrovic, also acquired in late December, but had been unsuccessful in their efforts.

Manning scored a career-high seven goals and 19 points last season in 65 games with the Philadelphia Flyers. He is signed through next season at a cap hit of $2.25 million.