Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/27/11

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 29: Andrew Raycroft #30 of the Vancouver Canucks warms up prior to the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on October 29, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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.

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