The Chicago Blackhawks introduced Sunday that goaltender Petr Mrazek can be positioned on injured reserve.
Mrazek was harm within the second interval of his workforce’s 4-3 OT win over the Detroit Pink Wings Friday evening.
Mrazek has performed three video games to this point this season, posting a 1-1-0 document and a 3.76 GAA and .873 SV%. He’s working to restore his inventory across the NHL as a reliable goalie. His popularity took successful final 12 months when he struggled with consistency whereas enjoying for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Maple Leafs determined to drag the plug on Mrazek only one 12 months into his three-year $11.4 million contract. He was initially signed as a possible alternative for outgoing goalie Frederik Andersen. He didn’t reside as much as his expectations and it price the Maple Leafs to maneuver down 13 spots within the 2022 draft to maneuver him to Chicago.
The 30-year-old goalie is searching for a recent begin on the rebuilding Chicago Blackhawks however this damage is one other obstacle to his aim of getting again to kind. Whereas Mrazek is out together with his groin pressure, Alex Stalock would be the beginning goalie in his place.
In his profession spanning a decade, Mrazek has performed in 298 NHL video games with a document of 141-103-31. His stats are stable with a 2.65 GAA and .909 SV%. It’s ironic that this damage got here towards the workforce that he performed a few of his finest hockey for from 2012-18.