The New York Islanders have sent goaltender Jaroslav Halak down to their AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, after the veteran cleared waivers Saturday.
Halak, 31, posted a 6-8-5 record in 21 games with the Islanders this season, along with a 3.23 goals-against-average and a .904 save percentage.
The Islanders tried trading Halak earlier in the season, but his $4.5 million salary cap has made a move nearly impossible.
The Islanders will now save $950,000 against the salary cap with Halak's assignment to the AHL.
It's unclear if the Isles will attempt to trade Halak again during the season or wait until the off-season.
Halak has one-year left on his contract after this season that pays him $5 million in actual salary.