Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom cleared waivers on Saturday and is expected to be sent to the Utica Comets of the AHL.
The 24-year-old was acquired by the Canucks from Florida in March as part of the trade that sent Roberto Luongo back to the Panthers.
Markstrom appeared in four games with the Canucks last season, posting a 1-2-0 record with a 3.00 goals-against average and a .868 save percentage.
Originally selected in the second round (31st overall) by the Panthers, Markstrom has appeared in 47 career NHL games, posting a 12-27-0-5 record with an .896 save percentage and a 3.19 goals-against.
The Swedish netminder has one year remaining on his current contract worth an average annual value of $1.2 million. He is slated to become a restricted free agent at season's end.
The decision to waive Markstrom leaves the Canucks with a likely goaltending tandem of Ryan Miller and Eddie Lack to start the 2014-15 season.