The Arizona Coyotes have just two games left in their 2015-16 season, but they’ll play at least one of those with goaltender Marek Langhamer sitting second fiddle to starter Mike Smith.
The team confirmed on Wednesday afternoon that Langhamer had been recalled from the AHL’s Springfield Falcons, and he’ll meet the team in Nashville for their upcoming game tomorrow. Per the team, rookie goaltender and backup Louis Domingue has left the road trip for a personal family matter, which will hold him out of at least tomorrow’s game.
Drafted 184th overall by the Coyotes in 2012, Langhamer is currently in his first season of pro hockey, which he’s split between the AHL Falcons and the ECHL’s Rapid City Rush. In his 19 Springfield appearances, the 21 year old netminder has gone 7-9-2, recording a .883 save percentage in all situations in the process; while with Rapid City, he posted a .935 through a 5-2-1 record.
This isn’t the first time the young prospect has been called up to the NHL this year, as he made an emergency appearance as backup earlier in the year for a game before being sent back down to the ECHL (he was recalled due to proximity to the game Arizona had been playing that night). He han’t managed to step out on the ice in an NHL game yet, though, so if he needs to jump in at any point, it would be his Arizona debut.
The Coyotes and the Predators will play tomorrow night at 7:00 PM CST in Tennessee.