NY Islanders put starting goaltender on waivers

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The New York Islanders placed goaltender Jaroslav Halak on waivers on Friday. The Islanders have struggled this season currently sitting in last place in the NHL.

Halak has a 3.23 goal-against average and .904 save percentage in 21 games. He was pulled in Islanders Thursday 6-4 loss to the Minnesota Wild, allowing 4 goals on 24 shots. Thomas Greiss is clearly the better option this season with a 2.49 goal-against average and a .922 save percentage in 14 games.

The 31 year old Halak is signed to a $4.5 million cap hit contract until the end of next season. It's unclear whether a team will take a chance on claiming Halak off waivers or whether he will end up playing in the AHL.

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