The Philadelphia Flyers have placed one of their goaltenders on waivers today.
According to National Hockey League insider Elliotte Friedman, the Flyers have waived 26 year old Felix Sandstrom after Sandstrom was called up to the main roster but did not appear in a single game.
Sandstrom, a former Flyers 3rd round pick (70th overall) at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, is likely headed back down to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League. Sandstrom has played all of his games, just 2, this season with the Phantoms and hasn't exactly shined with a 3.68 goals against average and a .857 save percentage.
It seems highly unlikely that any team will submit a waiver claim for Sandstrom, even despite the fact that he carries a reasonable cap hit of just $775,000. Although there are teams desperate for goaltending in the NHL this season, Sandstrom has not proven himself as an NHL ready goaltender with just 25 career games of NHL experience.
Sandstrom has a career goals against average of 3.62 at the NHL level and a career save percentage of .887 at that level. The bulk of that experience came in 20 games with the Flyers last season, but the Flyers have given no indication that they intend to deploy the Swedish netminder at the NHL level this season.
As always though there could be a team in the NHL with different ideas, so we will find out tomorrow whether or not Sandstrom manages to clear.