Saturday — A pair of players are on the wire today as the Oilers have placed goalie Laurent Brossoit on waivers while the Penguins have done the same with defenseman Frank Corrado, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter link).
Brossoit’s placement comes as no surprise on the heels of their acquisition of Al Montoya from Montreal earlier in the week. Montoya is now ready to be activated off of injured reserve with his concussion symptoms now gone so Brossoit became the odd man out.
This season, the 24-year-old netminder has posted a 3.22 GAA and a .886 SV% in 13 appearances, numbers that are well below the league average. However, he had fared better as of late, allowing two or fewer goals in three of his last four starts.
As for Corrado, he has been up-and-down with Pittsburgh this season but has seen limited action. In five games with the big club, he has averaged just 11:30 in ice time while being held off the scoresheet. He has been more productive with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL, putting up nine points in 19 games. Although he already cleared waivers once this season, Corrado has spent more than 30 days on the NHL roster since then which requires him to pass through once again.