Ryan Miller will finally get a night off tonight when his Vancouver Canucks take on the Coyotes in Glendale. No other goalie has played a second for the Canucks this season.
Richard Bachman, the No. 3 goalie on Vancouver’s depth chart, confirmed this morning that he’ll start tonight. Miller started the first 10 games, including last night’s 4-3 overtime loss in Dallas. Backup Jacob Markstrom is still hurt.
Bachman was signed on July 1. From the club’s press release:
Bachman played the majority of last season with the Oklahoma City Barons in the American Hockey League, finishing with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage in 23 games. He also played in seven games for the Edmonton Oilers, posting a 2.84 goals-against average and .911 save percentage.