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Canucks Swap Zane McIntyre for Louis Domingue Amid Jacob Markstrom Injury

The Canucks stood pat for the most part on trade deadline day, but they did make one minor deal, swapping minor-league goaltender Zane McIntyre to the New Jersey Devils for G Louis Domingue.

The Province’s Patrick Johnston was the first one on the case, reporting that Jacob Markstrom had missed practice today. Within a half an hour, Johnston was back with all the details, reporting that the Canucks had targeted Domingue as insurance after Markstrom was sidelined with a knee injury.

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In his post-deadline press conference, Jim Benning indicated that Markstrom could be out 3-4 weeks, but that the timeline wasn’t set yet. There were whispers on Twitter that Markstrom had suffered a torn meniscus, which can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months depending on whether which route doctors choose to take.

MacIntyre has posted a .894 save percentage through 24 games for the Utica Comets. Domingue had split time between the AHL and NHL this season, posting a .882 save percentage with the Devils and a .912 save percentage with Binghampton. He is expected to back up Thatcher Demko tomorrow night in Montreal.