Arvid Söderblom left Saturday’s 4-0 street loss to the Winnipeg Jets with an unknown damage, making him the third Chicago Blackhawks goalie to exit a recreation with an damage this season.
Dylan Wells made his NHL debut after the second intermission and made 12 saves. The Hawks fell to 5-5-2.
“I truly don’t know his standing,” coach Luke Richardson stated of Söderblom in the course of the NBC Sports activities Chicago broadcast. “The coach got here in after the second interval, simply stated he (Söderblom) wasn’t feeling good, and Wells is right here and stood actually robust for us within the third interval.”
“It’s positively regarding with our goalie accidents at this level, however hopefully he’s not too dangerous.”
Wells gave up a power-play purpose to Nate Schmidt — the Jets’ third of the sport with a person benefit — 4 minutes, 49 seconds into the third interval, however he additionally confronted down Kyle Connor’s rush with 5 minutes left.
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It’s an unimaginable run of dangerous luck with goalie accidents for the Hawks simply 12 video games into the season.
In the meantime, it has been a “whirlwind” for Wells since October, shortly ascending from ECHL Indy Gasoline to the AHL Rockford IceHogs to the Hawks, backing up Söderblom.
“To have the ability to do this tonight was fairly particular,” Wells stated after the sport Saturday. ”It’s been a purpose of mine since I used to be a child. I’m fairly pleased.”
As for Söderblom’s damage, Wells stated: “I’m probably not too positive what occurred, however after I was instructed I used to be moving into, I simply rolled with it and acquired to go do my job. That’s it.”
Richardson praised how shortly Wells adjusted since signing a one-year, two-way contract Wednesday.
“He’s (had) a smile on his face the previous few days being right here,” Richardson stated in the course of the postgame broadcast. “Sadly he went in in a troublesome state of affairs, and we gave a troublesome alternative on the ability play for Winnipeg that actually he didn’t have an opportunity on
“Aside from that, he stood robust and he seemed assured standing within the crease, so it was an excellent begin for him. Sadly it wasn’t an excellent end for us.”