Texas Stars goalie Alex Auld has been claimed off re-entry waivers by the New York Rangers. With Auld's record, it was never realistic to expect he'd play for Texas. Here's the release:
Goaltender Alex Auld has been claimed by the New York Rangers off NHL re-entry waivers this morning. Per NHL rules, the Rangers and Stars will each pay half of the remainder of Auld's contract, which expires on June 30, 2010; Auld has been added to New York's NHL roster. The goaltender cleared regular NHL waivers on Thursday and was assigned to the Texas Stars, Dallas' primary minor league affiliate in the American Hockey League. Auld was then placed on NHL re-entry waivers on Friday.
Auld, 29, played in 21 games for Dallas this season, posting a 9-6-3 record with a 3.00 GAA and a .894 save percentage. The 6-4, 214-pound goaltender has appeared in 204 career NHL games, going 83-81-28 with six shutouts. Auld was acquired via trade with Ottawa on July 8, 2009, for a sixth round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.