Jaroslav Halak Waived by Islanders: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

December 30th, 2016 by Mike Chiari Leave a reply »

Following a poor showing Thursday night, goalie Jaroslav Halak was waived by the New York Islanders Friday.

The team announced the move on its official Twitter account.

The 31-year-old veteran was in the midst of his third season with the Isles.

Halak has struggled this season to the tune of a 6-8-5 record, 3.23 goals-against average and .904 save percentage in 21 appearances.

He has been outperformed by Thomas Greiss and with a third goalie in Jean-Francois Berube also on the roster, Halak became expendable.

Halak's agent, Allan Walsh, was critical of the Islanders' goaltending situation earlier in the season and their decision to utilize a rotation:

The Slovakia native was never able to find a groove despite a great showing for Team Europe in the World Cup during the offseason and a strong 2015-16 campaign that saw him go 18-13-4 with a 2.30 goals-against average and .919 save percentage.

Halak enjoyed previous stints with the Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues and Washington Capitals, but the final straw for the Islanders came Thursday when he was pulled ...

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