With the shooting incident that's happening on Parliament Hill in Ottawa right now, there are reports that the game might be canceled tonight.
Imagine it will be. City on lockdown. RT @BonksMullet Hope they cancel Sens-Leafs tonight. No way they should play a hockey game after this
Jimmy Howard has a sore groin. He's on 48 hour goalie IR and is eligible to play Tuesday, Holland said.
From #Avalanche PR: If Semyon Varlamov does not play tonight he will go on IR. So his slight groin injury could be more than that.
If Varly goes on IR Calvin Pickard would seemingly be the call-up from LEM. In two games he's 1-1, 1.52 GAA, .952 SP. LEM are 1-1.
CBJ go with Goalie Bob vs #stars tonight. He wants the net.
The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have recalled goaltender Cal Heeter from their AHL affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, on an emergency basis tonight and that Flyers goaltender Ray Emery is day-to-day with a lower body injury, according to GM Paul Holmgren.
Postponed game between the Flyers and the Canes will be played today, January 22, 2014 at 6:00pm EST.
In two separate trades on Wednesday, the Oilers changed their backup goaltender by sending Devan Dubnyk to the Predators and acquiring Ben Scrivens from the Kings. In Nashville, this gives Dubnyk a chance to be the starter, pushing out Carter Hutton or Marek Mazanec. It also means Pekka Rinne will not be ready to return to action any time soon. In Los Angeles, Martin Jones can return to being the #2 goaltender after his hot start while Jonathan Quick was injured. Scrivens may have a chance to start more in Edmonton, as Ilya Bryzgalov has started 4 of the last 7, but he joins a worse defensive team.
Corey Crawford has been diagnosed with a groin injury that will keep him sidelined for three weeks. With Nikolai Khabibulin also on the shelf with a lower-body injury, GM Stan Bowman plans to stick with the tandem of Antti Raanta and Kent Simpson in the short term. Raanta has played well in limited action with the Blackhawks this season, posting a 3-0-1 record and 2.16 GAA. Simpson, at 21, has yet to play his first NHL game and has only three games worth of AHL experience.
Bowman plans to meet with his scouting team tomorrow to discuss external options, but expect Raanta to pick up the bulk of the starts until one of the top two goaltenders return.
With Corey Crawford nursing a lower-body injury and unable to make the trip to Dallas, Raanta will assume No. 1 duties for the Blackhawks in the meantime. Coach Joel Quenneville doesn\\'t believe Crawford\\'s injury is \"too serious,\" but with two sets of back to back games this week (Tuesday & Wednesday and Saturday & Sunday), Raanta will likely see at least 2, if not more starts. This all depends on how long Crawford will be out, but Raanta has shown some great talent when given the chance. In his 5 appearances (3 starts) he has a sparkling 3-0-1 record, along with a 2.16 GAA and .923 save percentage.
All we do know about Crawford is it kept him from joining his teammates Monday when they boarded a charter flight to Dallas. The Hawks also recalled Kent Simpson from Rockford, and the 21-year-old is expected to serve as the backup to Antti Raanta against the Stars.