Edmonton Oilers Goaltender Placed On Waivers

The Edmonton Oilers have placed goaltender Alex Stalock on waivers. This is actually good news, however, as it means that the 34-year-old has passed his physical and is officially cleared to play. Now, he can begin his comeback. 

Stalock missed the entirety of the 2020-21 season due to myocarditis. The veteran goalie developed it shortly after having COVID-19 and understandably was unable to play. Now, for the first time since the 2019-20 season, he will be aiming to return to NHL action.

Yet, Stalock will understandably need to do some conditioning with the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL - assuming he clears waivers. Although the Buffalo Sabres certainly need goalies right now, it is unlikely that they, or another team, in fact, will claim the veteran. After missing so much time, he needs to go through some conditioning before playing in an NHL game again. 

In 151 games between the San Jose Sharks and Minnesota Wild, Stalock has a 61-49-18 record, 2.61 GAA, and .909 SV%. If all goes to plan from here, he will have the chance to build on these totals.

All hockey fans should be rooting for Stalock during his attempted comeback. It's fantastic to hear that he is finally able to start playing again. This is one of the rare instances where it's a good thing to see a player placed on waivers.

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