Spencer Martin Gets Claimed Off Waivers By An Unexpected Team

Published January 19, 2024 at 7:03 PM

Yesterday, the Columbus Blue Jackets made a move, putting 28-year-old goaltender Spencer Martin on waivers. The Jackets aimed to assign him to the American Hockey League while exploring trade options for Elvis Merzļikins.

Columbus had picked up Martin off waivers at the start of the 2023-24 season from the Vancouver Canucks, adding a seasoned backup to their roster.

The Oakville, Ontario native has played in 13 games for the Blue Jackets, holding a record of 3-8-1 with a 3.65 goals against average and an .887 save percentage.

Today, the Carolina Hurricanes stepped in, claiming Martin off waivers from Columbus.

Carolina claims Spencer Martin off waivers from Columbus.

The Hurricanes have been on the lookout for a goaltending solution with Frederik Andersen dealing with a rare medical condition and Antti Raanta facing struggles.

With an injury sidelining Pyotr Kochetkov, the Hurricanes find themselves in a goalie pinch, and Martin's acquisition could provide the needed support.

Source: Bladeofsteel
January 19   |   87 answers
Spencer Martin Gets Claimed Off Waivers By An Unexpected Team

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