Rangers Claim Alex Auld On Re-Entry Waivers

Via Larry Brooks, the Rangers have claimed backup goalie Alex Auld off re-entry waivers from the Stars. The team will assume a $500,000 cap hit with the move, which saves them about $350,000 compared to carrying Chad Johnson.

Auld, 29, will be a free agent after the season, and is 9-6 with a 3.00 GAA and a 0.894 SV% in 21 games this year. Dallas had no place for him following their pickup of Kari Lehtonen. It’s hard not to like the move, the Rangers freed up some cap space, got a veteran backup, and can let Johnson and Matt Zaba continue to play regularly in Hartford.

5 Responses to “Rangers Claim Alex Auld On Re-Entry Waivers”

  1. Are those salary numbers right? If so, that’s the best part of the move. The trade deadline is coming up and every penny helps. From an on-ice perspective, it’s meaningless because Lundquist is going to play every meaningful minute until the end of the year. If we see Auld more than once, kiss the playoffs goodbye.

      • Yeah, from what I heard Auld was going to be a very low-cost solution to the Great Goalie Shuffle of 2010.