It was just a couple of months ago Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney announced that he had signed Anton Khudobin for his second sting with the Bruins.
Today, Don Sweeney and the Boston Bruins announced that they've placed Khudobin on waivers.
The goalie has completely struggled in his role as Tuukka Rask's backup goalie, working his way to a very ugly 1-5-1 record to go along with a 3.06 goals against average and .885 save percentage.
Claude Julien was pretty upfront and forward on Khudobin's performance so far.
“I don’t think he’s played at the level that we know he can, and that we’ve seen him play at in the past,” said Claude Julien. “I don’t know if I want to use the term [disappointed] that you used, but he’s certainly very capable of being a better goaltender than we’ve seen.”
The Bruins will probably look to 24 year old Zane McIntyre to fill the backup roll in the meantime. McIntyre took home AHL goalie of the month honors for the month of December and is currently holding a 10-0-0 record along with 1.41 goals against average and .951 save percentage so far this AHL season.