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Oilers claim Grosenick from Kings

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The Edmonton Oilers have claimed goaltender Troy Grosenick off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings.

A two-time AHL All-Star, Grosenick had joined the Kings as a free agent on Oct. 10, 2020, after spending the previous two seasons with his hometown Milwaukee Admirals. In 2019-20, he appeared in 33 games and posted a record of 20-9-3 with a 2.29 goals-against average, a .920 save percentage and two shutouts. Grosenick earned a share of the Harry “Hap” Holmes Memorial Award given to the goaltenders on the team with the fewest goals allowed in the AHL, and was the recipient of the Yanick Dupre Memorial Award as the AHL Man of the Year for his efforts in the Milwaukee community.

In seven pro seasons, Grosenick has played 254 games in the AHL with Milwaukee, San Jose and Worcester, with a record of 132-83-25, a 2.52 GAA, a .912 save percentage and 16 shutouts. He won the Baz Bastien Memorial Award as the AHL’s outstanding goaltender in 2016-17, when he set career bests in GAA (2.04), save percentage (.926), wins (30) and shutouts (10).

Grosenick has made two career appearances in the NHL, both during the 2014-15 season with San Jose, including a 45-save shutout in his NHL debut. He dressed as the backup for the Kings’ season opener vs. Minnesota on Thursday night.