The Dallas Stars will place backup goaltender Andrew Raycroft on waivers Wednesday morning.
The team will make the move due to the expected return of Kari Lehtonen, who has been sidelined since Nov. 26 with a groin injury.
Rookie Richard Bachman was called up from the minors after Lehtonen's injury and has supplanted Raycroft as the backup.
Bachman has gone 5-2-0 with a 2.76 goals-against average in eight starts. Raycroft has struggled with a 2-8-0 record and 3.52 GAA.
Lehtonen is expected to be back for Thursday's game against Columbus. He was off to a sizzling start prior to getting hurt with a 13-4-1 record and 2.34 GAA.