Auld clears waivers, assigned to Texas

Stars goalie Alex Auld has cleared waivers, as expected, and will be assigned to Texas. But the club is expected to put him on recall waivers Friday and teams would have until Saturday to claim him.

Auld is likely to get claimed, since the team that grabs him would pay half of his remaining salary, which would be about $150,000. That's a small price to pay for some goaltender insurance for the stretch drive.

The Stars, by the way, resume practice at 2 p.m. Friday in Frisco.