While the United States portion of the NHL celebrates Thanksgiving, several teams are still hard at work fine tuning their roster for the winter stretch. On Thursday, Eddie Lack (Calgary), Jaycob Megna (Anaheim) and Chris DiDomenico (Ottawa) were all placed on waivers.
Lack may be the most well-known name in the trio, but you certainly can’t say his appearance is surprising. After being acquired by the Calgary Flames this offseason to help solidify their goaltending position, the former Carolina Hurricanes netminder has performed extremely poorly. With an .813 save percentage and 12 goals allowed on just 64 shots the Flames couldn’t wait around to see if Lack could turn his season around.
There’s no guarantee that he’s assigned to Stockton if he does clear waivers, but with Jon Gillies and David Rittich both performing extremely well in the minor leagues you can bet one of them will get the call. With Carolina retaining half of Lack’s $2.75MM cap hit, he would cost the Flames just $350K against the cap if he is buried in the minors.
Megna has played eleven games for the Anaheim Ducks this season, recording one point and a -4 rating. With Cam Fowler back healthy and in the lineup, the team was carrying too many defensemen and would need to send at least one to the minor leagues.
DiDomenico has six points on the season for the Ottawa Senators, but has seen his ice time dwindle recently and was scratched in last night’s game. The former Maple Leafs prospect has been a good story this season, recording his first NHL point at the age of 28, but isn’t a key player for the Senators going forward.