Quick has been deemed “week-to-week” with a lower-body injury and has been placed on IR, according to the team. This fits in line with the “could be a while” timeline Dean Lombardi shared with LA Kings Insider Wednesday night.
Zatkoff is likely to draw the majority of the starts in the near future, and should be joined by Peter Budaj, who Darryl Sutter hinted would join the club from AHL-Ontario. “Obviously Peter's probably the guy that'll come, and between Zat and Peter, they'll win games for us. Been down this road before with Jonathan,” Sutter said. He's referring to the 2013-14 team, which claimed points in 17 of the first 19 games following Jonathan Quick's Grade 2 groin strain on November 12, 2013. Quick returned to game action on January 4, 2014.
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.