Bachman was reassigned to AHL Utica on Monday. Bachman saw just one start in net during his time with the Canucks, allowing three goals on 31 shots but picking up the victory. He will now return to AHL Utica with Jacob Markstrom done with his conditioning stint, and the 28-year-old netminder will once again serve as organizational depth.
Bachman stopped 28 of 31 shots for his first win of the season Friday against Arizona. It was also the first game in a Canucks game for Bachman, who is currently backing up Ryan Miller with Jacob Markstrom sidelined. Bachman is a decent backup goaltender, but Ryan Miller is a workhorse and Markstrom is going to be looking to make a push this season, so unless injuries hit, don't expect to see much more of Bachman.
Bachman will be between the pipes in Friday's game against the Coyotes, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports. Bachman will be in the crease Friday primarily in order to give starting goaltender Ryan Miller a rest, as Miller has started every single one of the Canucks' first ten games this season. Bachman was relatively solid with Edmonton last season, posting a 3-2-0 record with a 2.84 GAA and .911 save percentage. On Friday he draws into a matchup against a Coyotes team that has averaged 2.70 goals scored per game thus far this season.
Richard Bachman was recalled from AHL Utica on Wednesday in the wake of an injury to Jacob Markstrom, who has sustained a lower-body ailment, Iain MacIntyre of The Vancouver Sun reports.
The Canucks signed Richard Bachman to a two-year deal on Wednesday, NHL.com reports.
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