With several teams interested in backup goalie help, I wonder why no one seems to have interest in the resurgent Brian Boucher of the Philadelphia Phantoms.
Currently on a minor-league contract, Boucher has been one of the reasons for the Phantoms first-place standing in their division.
As of this writing, his numbers are:
Games Played: 26
They compare well with recent call-ups from around the league:
GP:18 Record:14-4-0 SO:0 GAA:2.17 SV%:0.902
GP:18 Record:11-7-0 SO:2 GAA:2.21 SV%:0.919
GP:19 Record:9-7-2 SO:2 GAA:2.26 SV%:0.922
GP:21 Record:13-3-4 SO:2 GAA:2.27 SV%:0.908
GP:6 Record:2-4-0 SO:0 GAA:3.33 SV%:0.898
and he brings more NHL experience than all these players combined (220 games vs 118), yet is still only 31 years of age.
[EDIT: this isn't to suggest that the teams that are using the above goaltenders should/should've opted for Boucher, but to illustrate that he'd be--at least--a comparable option for other teams in need of goaltending help]
Granted, Philadelphia might not want to let him go, but with teams in need, you'd think they'd explore every avenue, especially once 40-year-old Curtis Joseph picks a squad to join.