Oilers claim goalie Alex Stalock off waivers from Wild

Minnesota Wild goalie Alex Stalock (32) has been claimed off waivers by the Edmonton Oilers. (Nick Wass/AP)

The Edmonton Oilers have once again turned to the waiver wire in an effort to add goaltending depth, this time claiming Alex Stalock off waivers from the Minnesota Wild.

Stalock will need to complete a 14-day quarantine after crossing the Canada-U.S. border before being eligible to join the Oilers.

The 33-year-old has missed the entire season while recovering from an upper-body injury but is coming off his best NHL season in 2019-20. That season, Stalock set career-highs in games played (38), wins (20) and shutouts (four) with a .910 save percentage and 2.67 goals-against average. However, this season while injured he was passed on the Wild depth chart by Cam Talbot and Kaapo Kahkonen and therefore needed to clear waivers to be assigned to the taxi squad or AHL.

Earlier this season, in an effort to add a third goalie for depth, the Oilers claimed Troy Grosenick off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings. However, the Kings re-claimed Grosenick off waivers on Feb. 6.

Panthers forward Brett Connolly cleared waivers on Monday and is now eligible to be assigned to the taxi squad.

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