Stalock signed a one-year contract with Minnesota, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. Stalock signed a two-way deal but will likely server as the third goalie at AHL and not see much time in the NHL barring injuries.
Stalock has been reassigned to AHL Toronto after going unclaimed off waivers Monday, James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail reports. Stalock was recently acquired by the Maple Leafs as part of Saturday's trade that sent James Reimer and Jeremy Morin to the Sharks. It seems the 28-year-old was the odd man out between the posts after Garret Sparks was recalled to backup Jonathan Bernier. The demotion to the minors comes as no surprise given the netminder's poor form this season. In 13 outings with San Jose, including relief appearances, he went 3-5-2 while posting a 2.94 GAA.
Stalock will get the start in goal Thursday against the Flames, Kevin Kurz of CSN Bay Area reports. Stalock will likely have some rust to shake off in the early goings of Thursday's contest, as he hasn't been between the pipes since Jan. 18, a game in which he allowed three goals on just 17 shots en route to a 4-3 shootout loss to the Senators. The 28-year-old netminder hasn't been great in limited action this season, compiling a 3-5-1 record with a 2.76 GAA and .894 save percentage in 12 appearances. He'll look to pick up his fourth win of the season Thursday in a decent home matchup with a Flames team averaging 2.32 goals per game on the road this season, 22nd in the NHL.
Stalock will get the start against the Flames on Thursday, reports CSN Bay Area's Kevin Kurz. This will be Stalock's first start since Jan. 18 and just his third start in 2016. It may come in part because they're playing a team who has struggled recently. Coach Peter DeBoer said of the game,"There are some traps there we have to avoid." Starting Stalock and his .894 save percentage may be motivation to stay defensively tight for his team.
Stalock stopped 14 of 17 shots in Monday's loss to the Senators. Stalock wasn't tested particularly heavily in this win, but he was still on track to get the win until allowing the game-tying goal with just over five minutes to go on a penalty shot. He's now 3-5-1 on the year and figures to continue to be used only sparingly behind Martin Jones.
Last 7 Games
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