Wedgewood signed a one-year, two-way deal with Tampa Bay on Monday.
The Lightning also signed goalies Curtis McElhinney and Spencer Martin on Monday, so Wedgewood will almost certainly start the year with AHL Syracuse. The 26-year-old has appeared in just 24 NHL contests in his career, recording a 3.05 GAA and .903 save percentage. He shouldn't see any playing time with the big club barring any injuries.
Wedgewood was reassigned to the minors Sunday.
Wedgewood was serving as an emergency backup, but now that Linus Ullmark is healthy and available, Wedgewood is no longer needed in Buffalo. With the Americans, the 26-year-old is 11-6-0 with a 2.78 GAA and will likely spend the remainder of the year in the minors.
The Sabres recalled Wedgewood from AHL Rochester on Saturday, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
Linus Ullmark missed Friday's practice with an illness, so Wedgewood was recalled to likely serve as Carter Hutton's backup for Saturday's home game versus the Bruins. Wedgewood last played in the NHL last season, when he logged 20 games and an .893 save percentage for the Coyotes.
The Sabres sent Wedgewood back to AHL Rochester on Tuesday, John Vogl of The Athletic reports.
Wedgewood joined the Sabres as an insurance policy last Friday with Carter Hutton (upper body) unavailable for Saturday's contest against the Flyers. With Hutton presumably healthy enough to at least serve as the backup, Wedgewood will retake his place among the minor-league ranks, where he owns a .907 save percentage and a 2.91 GAA over 14 appearances this season.
Wedgewood was recalled from the minors Friday.
Wedgewood's promotion will no doubt raise concerns about the health of Carter Hutton, who missed practice Thursday with what the team deemed a maintenance day. It could just be a precautionary move, but fantasy owners will likely have to wait until after practice Friday for an update. In the meantime, if Hutton is unavailable versus the Flyers on Saturday, Wedgewood would likely serve as the backup to Linus Ullmark.
Wedgewood was waived by Buffalo on Thursday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
NHL teams are busy paring down their rosters with the regular season looming. Wedgewood posted an egregious 4.68 GAA and .842 save percentage through a pair of preseason contests, but he could stay put in the Buffalo system by latching on with AHL Rochester if he passes through waivers unclaimed.
Wedgewood allowed four goals on 26 shots in a 4-2 preseason defeat against the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old hasn't looked very good this preseason, having allowed six goals on 36 shots. That's even worse than the .893 save percentage he posted in 20 appearances last season. He may receive a couple more chances to prove himself this preseason, but Wedgewood appears to be on his way to starting the season with AHL Rochester.
Wedgewood is expected to play the full 60 minutes against the Blue Jackets on Tuesday.
Wedgewood will be making his second preseason appearance after playing the final 20 minutes against the Penguins last Tuesday. He allowed two goals on 12 shots en route to a 3-2 Sabres victory. While he's almost certainly not going to steal a spot from Carter Hutton or Linus Ullmark, he will still look to make a strong impression with his first full game as a Sabre.
Wedgewood allowed two goals on 12 shots in the third period against the Penguins on Tuesday. The Sabres won 3-2.
Finishing up the game for Carter Hutton, Wedgewood played the third period and struggled a bit. During his first taste of the NHL, Wedgewood posted a .957 save percentage and 1.25 GAA across four games, but that was back in 2015-16. Last season, he made 20 appearances and owned a .893 save percentage with a 3.45 GAA. If Wedgewood continues to struggle, it would not be a surprise to see him start the season with AHL Rochester.
Wedgewood signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Sabres on Sunday.
Buffalo went the free-agency route to acquire Wedgewood as a complementary goalie option to Carter Hutton, who almost assuredly will be the No. 1 starter in The Nickel City. There hasn't been a high degree of continuity for Wedgewood in the early stages of his career since he's moving to his third club since debuting with the Devils in 2015-16. Wedgewood has a 7-10-5 record, 3.05 GAA and .903 save percentage over 24 games, which includes a 20-game run with the Coyotes. With Linus Ullmark providing promise for the Sabres' long-term future in goal, the odds are decent Wedgewood begins the season with AHL Rochester.
Wedgewood was waived by the Kings on Friday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Just days after the Coyotes traded him to Kings, Wedgewood will likely land in the AHL unless he's scooped by another squad. The 25-year-old backstop has appeared in 20 games this season, struggling to a 5-9-4 record with an .893 save percentage and 3.45 GAA. As a result, the Kings appear to have put their faith in Jack Campbell to back up Jonathan Quick.
The Coyotes traded Wedgewood and Tobias Rieder to the Kings in exchange for Darcy Kuemper on Wednesday.
Kuemper has been excellent for the Kings this season, but the opportunity to pick up a winger with solid upside in Tobias Rieder was clearly too enticing for LA to pass up. Wedgewood, on the other hand, has struggled this campaign, compiling a 5-9-4 record while posting an ugly 3.45 GAA and .893 save percentage in 20 appearances with the Coyotes, but he'll likely fare far better behind the Kings' stout defense, and he'll only have to spell starter Jonathan Quick on occasion down the stretch. The 25-year-old netminder will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so he'll need to perform well in order to earn another contract from LA or another NHL club after the 2017-18 season comes to a close.
Wedgewood (concussion) will be the backup to Antti Raanta in Thursday night's home game against the Canadiens.
This is consistent with reports that came out Wednesday, which gave mention to Wedgewood entering concussion protocol and corroborated the notion that he wouldn't be missing any time. The Canadian netminder is 5-9-4 with a 3.45 GAA and .893 save percentage as a secondary option on the worst team in the entire league -- as far as records go, anyway.
Wedgewood shouldn't miss any time after going through concussion protocol, Craig Morgan of NHL.com reports.
The 25-year-old goalie was entered into the protocol after a collision with San Jose's Timo Meier forced him out of Tuesday's contest. Despite the early exit, Wedgewood still picked up his first win since Dec. 22, stopping 28 of the 29 shots he faced.
Wedgewood was pulled from Tuesday's game against the Sharks and placed in concussion protocol, Craig Morgan of NHL.com reports.
Wedgewood got the starting nod Tuesday since Antti Raanta stood between the pipes Monday against Chicago. Despite his struggles through the first 19 games this season -- .889 save percentage, 3.52 GAA and four wins -- Wedgewood performed admirably through 40:28 of ice time against the Sharks, yielding just one goal on 29 shots. More updates should be available after the game or Wednesday at the latest, and if Wedgewood is concussed, expect a recall to back up Raanta in Thursday's game against the Canadiens.
Wedgewood will guard the cage in Wednesday's road game against the Sharks.
Wedgewood has struggled in limited action this season, compiling a 4-9-4 record while posting a sub-par 3.52 GAA and .889 save percentage in 19 appearances. The 25-year-old netminder will look to snap his personal four-game losing streak in a road matchup with a San Jose team that's 15-8-3 at home this campaign.
Wedgewood allowed six goals on 35 shots in Saturday's loss to the Kings.
The Coyotes couldn't get a single puck past Darcy Kuemper, but Wedgewood certainly didn't provide much stability for his team in net. Antti Raanta is the clear starter in Arizona and luckily his involvement in a rear-end collision Thursday was nothing serious. Wedgewood continues to show he's simply not a reliable backup netminder, suffering five straight losses and allowing a whopping 24 goals in that span. There are definitley better options out there if you require a backup goaltender.
Wedgewood will defend the visiting net Saturday against the Kings.
Wedgewood dropped Thursday's contest against the Stars, allowing three goals on 24 shots to worsen his record on the campaign to 4-8-4 overall. His performance on the road has been even worse, sporting a 1-4-4 mark with a 3.55 GAA and .902 save percentage. Fortunately for him, he faces a Kings club that averages just 2.67 goals per game (24th in NHL) at home this season, giving him a chance to potentially improve on his ratios.
Wedgewood allowed three goals on 24 shots in Thursday's 4-1 loss to Dallas.
The visitors beat Wedgewood three times in the second period and added an empty-netter late in the third. Antti Raanta's backup has neither the workload nor ability to justify much fantasy consideration on a defensively challenged Coyotes club.
Wedgewood will be stationed between the pipes against the Stars on Thursday, Mike Heika of The Dallas Morning News reports.
It was reported earlier that Antti Raanta would get the starting nod, but it appears something must have changed throughout the day. Wedgewood will be making his first appearance since Jan. 13, where he stopped 38 shots but allowed six goals in an overtime loss against the Sharks. With a sub-.900 save percentage and 3.39 GAA, Wedgewood isn't a safe play tonight.
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