Goaltender Antero Niittymaki was placed on waivers by the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday.
The 31-year-old keeper has missed the majority of this season recovering from September hip surgery.
In his absence, Thomas Greiss has shone in San Jose's crease, seeing time as a backup.
In 234 career NHL games with the Flyers, Lightning and Sharks, Niittymaki has posted a 95-86-31 record with a 2.95 goals-against average and a .902 save percentage.
Niittymaki is in the final year of a two-year contract worth an annual average of $2 million. The Sharks assigned him to Worcester (AHL) last week on a conditioning stint.