Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled goaltender Daniel Altshuller from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Goaltender Cam Ward has been placed on injured reserve after being diagnosed with a concussion.
Goalie Antti Raanta suffered a head injury when Marco Scandella's slap shot hit him square in the mask at 13:49 of the first period. The Rangers had no immediate update on Raanta's condition, other than acknowledging a head injury and the need to call up a goalie for Friday night's game at Winnipeg. Currently, Mackenzie Skapski, who started two games at Buffalo last season earning the nickname “The Buffalo Killer” from coach Alain Vigneault, is 2-5-0 in nine games with a 3.20 goals-against average and an .898 save percentage. Magnus Hellberg, who played one game for the Predators in 2013-14, is 8-8-0 in 18 games with a 2.62 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage.
Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky is expected to miss three weeks with a lower body injury suffered in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Bobrovsky left the game w 5:35 remaining.
Curtis McElhinney becomes the Blue Jackets' starter through the rest of December, beginning Thursday in Winnipeg.