Calgary Flames: Goaltender Eddie Lack placed on waivers

CALGARY, AB - NOVEMBER 7: Goalie Eddie Lack
CALGARY, AB - NOVEMBER 7: Goalie Eddie Lack /

As of this morning, Calgary Flames backup goaltender Eddie Lack has been placed on waivers and has not been picked up yet. More on that here.

This morning, Eddie Lack was put on waivers. The Calgary Flames acquired the netminder this off-season in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes for basically peanuts. More on that trade here.

Eddie Lack hasn’t been picked up yet, but there’s still tomorrow morning. Unfortunately, he hasn’t had the best success this season so far. He has started two games and had to relieve Mike Smith twice. Once, because Smith allowed five goals (vs. the Ottawa Senators) and Eddie came in for the last half of the third period where he allowed one goal on six shots. Another was because Smith got injured in the first period against the St. Louis Blues and Eddie played in the last two periods. That’s his only win this season.

This season, he’s 1-2-0 with an SV% of 0.813. He has allowed 12 goals on just 64 shots.

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The Calgary Flames play Friday evening vs. the Dallas Stars and Saturday evening vs. the Colorado Avalanche. So they will need a backup goalie and if Lack doesn’t get picked up by any team, he may remain with the team on the road-trip for Friday evening. But nobody quite knows if the Flames are planning on recalling either Jon Gillies or David Rittich from Stockton for Saturday night. Both goalies have been doing quite well this season.

It may not be ideal to get one of them up and have their main role being to keep the bench warm.

Or maybe Brad Treliving has something else up his sleeve. We can never trust him, he’s always pulling out the stops and surprising everyone. Nonetheless, many Flames fans feel bad for Lack.

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We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out Lack’s fate and the Flames goaltending situation. It seems like this is always a problem every season.