When the Dallas Stars traded for Kari Lehtonen, the rumor mill began swirling around their net. With aging Marty Turco unhappy with his playing time, he instantly became the center of most of the whispers coming from Texas.
On Wednesday, though, it appears the Stars have taken steps to clear out their crowded crease. Alex Auld has been placed on waivers.
Auld, 28, has just a $1 million cap number and, like Turco, is in the final year of his contract. In 21 games this year, Auld is 9-6-0 with a 3.00 goals against average and a .894 save percentage.
Coupled with the news of an extension to Pekka Rinne in Nashville, Auld’s availability at low cost is another option for NHL teams looking to bolster their depth in net.