Wednesday: Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports that Kallgren has cleared waivers and will return to Sweden.
Tuesday: The Arizona Coyotes have placed Erik Kallgren on unconditional waivers according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. The move usually precedes a mutual contract termination, meaning the 23-year old goaltender is likely on his way back to Europe.
Kallgren was only signed a few months ago by the Coyotes, inking a two-year entry-level contract in April. The fact that he has spent just as much time in the ECHL as AHL likely contributes to his desire to return home, even though he has found success early on. In three games with the Rapid City Rush he has a .924 save percentage, and he only allowed one goal on 30 shots for the Tucson Roadrunners.
Still, the Coyotes goaltending depth has only gotten better since they claimed Eric Comrie off waivers, and it would have been difficult for Kallgren to get regular AHL playing time. A contract termination will make him an unrestricted free agent and a name to remember in the future as teams follow his progress back in Sweden.