Flames place backups Karlsson, Irving on waivers Staff

1/17/2013 1:06:26 PM

The Calgary Flames placed both of their potential backup goaltenders, Henrik Karlsson and Leland Irving on waivers on Thursday.

Both goaltenders are both now eligible to be claimed by any NHL team until Friday at Noon et.

According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, since the battle for the backup job could go either way, the Flames placed both netminders on waivers so either one could be demoted to the AHL if they clear.

The 29-year-old Karlsson posted a 1-4-2 record in nine games with the Flames last season, posting a 3.17 GAA and a .900 save percentage.

Irving, appeared in seven games with Calgary last season and was 1-3-3 with a 3.20 GAA with a .912 save percentage.

The following players were placed on waivers Thursday:

Tampa Bay - F Mike Angelidis, F JT Wyman, F Kyle Wilson, D Matt Taormina.

Ottawa - F Pat Cannone.

St. Louis - D Taylor Chorney.

Boston - F Jamie Tardif.

Colorado - F David Van Der Gulik.

Columbus - D Nick Holden.

Toronto - F Tim Connolly.

Vancouver - D Derek Joslin, F Andrew Gordon.

Carolina - F Tim Wallace.

Los Angeles - D Andrew Bodnarchuk.

Minnesota - F Nick Palmieri, F Jake Dowell, F Stephane Veilleux.

Montreal - F Mike Blunden, D Frederic St. Denis.

Calgary - F Paul Byron, D Brett Carson, G Leland Irving, G Henrik Karlsson.

Phoenix - F Chris Connor, C F Nick Johnson, F Rob Klinkhammer, F Joel Rechlicz.

Anaheim - F Cory Elkins.

Florida - D Nolan Yonkman, F James Wright, D Michael Caruso.

San Jose - D Matt Pelech, F John McCarthy, F Bracken Kearns.

Edmonton - D Alex Plante, F Dane Byers, F Tanner House.

Buffalo - F Kevin Porter, F Nick Tarnasky, D Adam Pardy.

Pittsburgh - F Trevor Smith, F Riley Holzapfel, F Warren Peters, D Dylan Reese, D Alex Grant, F Philippe Dupuis, D Brian Strait, F Ben Ferriero.

New Jersey - F Matt Anderson, G Jeff Frazee, D Jay Leach, F Tim Sestito, F Chad Wiseman, F Steve Zalewski.