Oilers claim Stalock off waivers
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The Edmonton Oilers claimed goaltender Alex Stalock off waivers from the Minnesota Wild on Monday, the team announced.

Stalock will report directly to the Oilers following his 14-day quarantine, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.

The 33-year-old owns a .909 save percentage and 2.61 goals-against average in 151 career games between the Wild and San Jose Sharks - quality numbers for a backup. He's yet to make an appearance this season.

The underlying numbers don't support Stalock as strongly, though.

The Oilers didn't have a third goalie with any NHL experience when Mike Smith went down prior to the start of the season, which forced Mikko Koskinen to start 10 consecutive games to begin the campaign. However, Smith has played well since returning.

Stat Koskinen Smith
Rec. 7-8-0 6-1-0
GAA 3.26 2.04
SV% .901 .934
SO 0 2

Stalock is signed through next season with an annual cap hit of $785,000.

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