As they await the results from Thatcher Demko’s MRI today, the Vancouver Canucks have called up goaltender Collin Delia under emergency conditions.
Demko went down late in the first period of Thursday night’s game against the Florida Panthers after suffering from what appeared to be a lower-body injury. Demko was unable to put much weight on his leg and needed to be helped off the ice and down the tunnel to the Canucks’ locker room.
Spencer Martin entered the game in relief as the Canucks went on to lose by a final score of 5-1.
After signing with the Canucks as a free agent this past offseason, Delia has an .884 save percentage and a 3.44 goals-against average through eight starts with Abbotsford. The 28-year-old Delia has 32 NHL games under his belt, and a career save percentage of .904.
The Canucks are set to practice this morning, and Chris Faber is there giving you up-to-the-minute coverage via Twitter. If anything significant goes down at practice today, we’ll have a full scenes from practice story dropping this afternoon. Of course, we will also keep you updated on the latest surrounding Thatcher Demko’s injury and his MRI which is scheduled to take place today.
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More to come.