Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Patzold to waivers

As of this morning, the cushiest goaltending job in the NHL is vacant, temporarily. Dmitri Patzold, the other Kazakh netminder was placed on waivers today, probably just for a shot at playing, whether it be for the Sharks affiliate in Worcester, or elsewhere, should he be claimed. Teams have 24 hours to place a claim on Patzold, and we shall find out midday tomorrow his future in teal. Should he be claimed, he'll head off to his new NHL team. Should he clear the wavier wire, he'll head to Worcester where he'll probably split some time with the other Baby Sharks goalie, Taylor Dakers. Thomas Greiss is more than likely coming up to be Patzold's replacement in SJ either way.

Maybe we'll finally see Nabby get a night off, now that a goalie with high expectations who isn't Nabby is now donning the Teal, Black, and Orange (yeesh). My guess is Greiss will start Saturday night at home when the Toronto Maple Leafs make a visit to the Tank as it's the first night of a back-to-back that sees the boys pay a visit to the Ducks the next night. I can't think that Greiss is fully conditioned for the show, but I imagine that's what we the fans and the front office are going to find out shortly.


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