Philadelphia Flyers Place Recently Acquired Goalie On Waivers

Cal Petersen, a goaltender previously with the Los Angeles Kings and recently acquired by the Philadelphia Flyers, has been placed on waivers, potentially opening the door for other NHL teams to claim him.

In the AHL with the Ontario Reign last season, Petersen posted a record of 16 wins, 20 losses, and 4 ties, boasting a 2.88 goals-against average (GAA) and a .904 save percentage across 40 games.

However, his transition to the NHL during the 2022-23 season with the Kings was less impressive, where he managed a 5-3-2 record but struggled with a higher GAA of 3.75 and a lower save percentage of .868 in 10 games.

Petersen's journey took an unexpected turn when he was acquired by the Flyers in a trade involving Ivan Provorov in June.

Now, with his placement on waivers, the possibility arises that he may begin the upcoming season with AHL Lehigh Valley if he goes unclaimed.

Over his five-year career, the 28-year-old holds a 2.92 GAA, .905 SV%, four shutouts, and a 44-42-10 record across 101 games played.

This development leaves the Flyers with a competitive situation for the backup goaltender position behind Carter Hart, with Samuel Ersson and Felix Sandstrom vying for the role.

The performance and potential future of Cal Petersen in the NHL remain uncertain, but his experience and abilities make him an intriguing prospect for teams looking to bolster their goaltending depth. Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports