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Wild goalie Alex Stalock claimed off waivers by Oilers

The South St. Paul native will be heading to Edmonton.
Alex Stalock

Minnesota Wild goaltender Alex Stalock was claimed off waivers by the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, ending a run of four-plus seasons with the team.

A native of South St. Paul, Stalock compiled a record of 37-30-11 and a 2.77 goals against average with the Wild. Stalock spent most of his time as a backup, but made made a career-high 36 starts and 20 wins during the 2019-20 season.

Stalock has been on the injured list for all of the 2021 season with an upper-body injury and was placed on the team's COVID-19 list. While Stalock was preparing to return to the ice, he fell on the wrong end of a log jam at goaltender.

The Wild signed Cam Talbot to be their starter in free agency, but injuries have led to Minnesota relying on Kappo Kahkonen. The 24-year-old leads the Wild in starts this season going 11-8-4 with a 2.41 GAA.

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