It took a few days, but the Oilers were able to successfully claim a goaltender from the waiver wire.
Not that one.
Or that one.
Or the first one, again.
The Oilers, in need of goalie depth after losing Anton Forsberg on waivers and putting Mike Smith on LTI, have claimed Troy Grosenick on waivers today from LA— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) January 16, 2021
The Oilers were able to claim Troy Grosenick from the Los Angeles Kings. It’s a good thing that the Oilers were able to claim a goaltender. It’s a bad thing that it had to happen so early, and it’s worse that Grosenick will need to quarantine for two weeks before being able to join the Oilers. If I’m forecasting the starts, Grosenick might be available for the Oilers when they face off against the Ottawa Senators on January 31st. That’s good, because the Oilers will be in Toronto on the 30th.
Grosenick last appeared in an NHL game for the San Jose Sharks during the 2014-15 NHL season, a season where he appeared in two NHL contests. He’s spent a total of five years in San Jose’s system, his most recent three years were with the Milwaukee Admirals. He put up a .920 SV% last season with the Admirals, which isn’t too shabby. Grosenick was named to the AHL All Star game in 2019.
Including tonight’s game against the Montreal Canadiens, the Oilers will play eight games between now and January 30th. Until then, get used to seeing plenty of Mikko Koskinen in goal.