Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Capitals Claim Brent Johnson

The Vancouver Canucks goaltending depth has taken a bit of a hit.

According to the Washington Capitals website goaltender Brent Johnson has been claimed off waivers.

Johnson had a strong camp in Vancouver, however it was not enough to beat out Alex Auld for the backup job. Had the Canucks kept Johnson, Auld would have been the one being claimed off waivers.

The number 3 position on the depth chart now falls to veteran Wade Flaherty. Unless the Canucks acquire another goaltender, Rob McVicar will likely get the backup job in Manitoba.

Other news...

According to the Toronto Star the CBC should be airing the Saturday game between the Canucks and Oilers.

Darling is hopeful the CBC can produce all three scheduled games Saturday night, with a regional Ottawa-Buffalo game and a national Vancouver-Edmonton contest also on the schedule. "I'm waiting to find out if we'll do the third game in Ottawa," he said. "I talked to (CBC Sports head) Nancy (Lee) this morning and told her my preference is that we do it."... Darling expects newcomer Jim Hughson to work the game in Edmonton alongside Greg Millen

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