Flyers Place Goaltender On Waivers

After officially losing the backup goaltender's role to Sam Ersson a month ago, Felix Sandstrom wound up landing on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, and finished a conditioning stint two weeks ago. But no starts with the Philadelphia Flyers were forthcoming, and now the team has placed Sandstrom on waivers. 

Many have suggested that it was only a matter of time before this moment arrived, and now the team will have to wait until Monday to see if he'll remain in the system. The Flyers will hope that the 26-year-old Swede passes through waivers, so that they can get him back down to Lehigh Valley in the AHL, have him playing games, and retain that insurance policy for Carter Hart and Ersson.

He started two games for Lehigh Valley on his rehab stint, posting a 3.68 goals against and an .857 save percentage. Last year with the Flyers, Sandstrom went 3-12-3 with a 3.72 GAA and .880 SV%.

He's on a minimum contract at $775,000, so it's quite possible that some team will put in a claim and take a chance on the former Swedish star who has thus far struggled to get his footing in North America. 

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