Saturday, February 27, 2010

Rangers Claim Alex Auld To Fill Backup Goalie Role

New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has claimed goaltender Alex Auld off re-entry waivers from the Dallas Stars.

The Dallas Stars waived goalie Alex Auld who was the odd man out after a trade in which they acquired Kari Lehtonen from the Atlanta Thrashers.

Initially this week Auld cleared waivers, but the Stars put him on re-entry waivers. Since the Rangers claimed Auld off of re-entry waivers, the Rangers are only responsible for paying 50% of the remaining salary owed to Auld this season.

It was expected that Sather would try to acquire a veteran backup for Henrik Lundqvist prior to the March 3rd NHL trade deadline because they have been rotating AHL call-ups Chad Johnson and Matt Zaba.

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