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.
Goalie Zane McIntyre going from VAN to NJ for Louis Domingue.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) February 24, 2020
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.
Source tells me Canucks trading for Louis Domingue is because of concerns over a knee problem for Jacob Markstromhttps://t.co/YaMy8VC7MH
— Patrick Johnston (@risingaction) February 24, 2020
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.
Jim Benning says Markstrom suffered a lower-body injury vs BOS. MRI today, back home tomorrow. Benning said "it could be" 3-4 weeks, but better timeline will be known Wednesday
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 24, 2020
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.