Sabres claim defenseman Christian Wolanin off waivers from Kings

The Buffalo Sabres have claimed defenseman Christian Wolanin off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings, the team announced Saturday. Defenseman Henri Jokiharju has been placed on injured reserve.

Wolanin, 26, tallied three assists in 18 games last season with Ottawa and Los Angeles. The left-shot defenseman has appeared in 61 NHL games spanning five seasons.

Ottawa selected Wolanin during the fourth round (107th overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft. The Quebec City native played three NCAA seasons with the University of North Dakota, winning a national title as a freshman in 2015-16.