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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. Section518 says:

    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.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      I assume they’re correct, that’s what Brooks wrote this morning: http://tinyurl.com/yzzu45y

      I’m sure once Dave shows up, he’ll figure it out all for certain. I’m far from a cap expert.

      • Bettman's Nightmare says:

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

  2. Dave says:

    It is a prorated $500k cap hit, approximately $125k

  3. Adrian says:

    I like this move, it’s a plus anyway you look at it.