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Senators claim goalie McElhinney off waivers

Goaltender Curtis McElhinney is on the move for the second time in a week, claimed on waivers by the Ottawa Senators.

Goaltender Curtis McElhinney is on the move for the second time in a week, claimed on waivers by the Ottawa Senators.

McElhinney was placed on waivers by Tampa Bay over the weekend, just a couple of days after being acquired in a trade from Anaheim for Dan Ellis.

The Lightning made the move for insurance purposes in case Mike Smith got claimed on re-entry waivers, but that didn't happen.

McElhinney went 6-9-1 in a career-high 21 appearances with the Ducks this season to go with a 3.43 GAA, .890 save percentage and two shutouts.

With the move, Ottawa will likely end the season with a different goalie combo than the duo it started the season with.

The Senators traded Brian Elliott to Colorado for Craig Anderson two weeks ago and placed often-injured Pascal Leclaire on waivers on the weekend.

Leclaire cleared waivers on Monday.