Some surprising news came out of Columbus this afternoon as the Blue Jackets were forced to recall Mathieu Corbeil on an emergency basis.
The club had to recall the Saint John Sea Dogs’ No. 1 goaltender following an injury to backup netminder Curtis Sanford.
“Curtis Sanford hurt in practice,” tweeted Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson. “Recalling Mathieu Corbeil for tomorrow's game. Rules say he must be returned to Saint John the next day.”
Columbus hosts the Dallas Stars tomorrow night. Steve Mason is expected to get the start in goal. Corbeil will be backup.
Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Blue Jackets noted that the netminders in the Blue Jackets’ system have been hit with injuries recently. “No. 2 (Dekanich, high-ankle sprain), No. 3 (Sanford, undisclosed) and No. 4 (York, shoulder) injured,” he tweeted. “Corbeil a 1-day emergency move.”
The Jackets are off to a horrendous 0-4-1 start and sit last in the National Hockey League’s Western Conference entering play tonight. They only registered 15 shots on goal in their 4-2 loss in Dallas on Saturday.
Even though he will likely sit on the bench all game, Corbeil will no doubt relish the experience.
The 20-year old netminder is off to a solid start this season, going 7-2-0-0 with a 2.61 goals against average and a 0.889 save percentage in his first nine games since returning from NHL training camp.
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