Cannata was reassigned to AHL Utica on Thursday. Cannata was recalled on Dec. 22 to serve as Jacob Markstrom's backup while Ryan Miller (muscle cramps) worked his way back from injury. The 26-year-old netminder didn't receive a start in goal during his stay with the big club, and has yet to make his NHL debut. Cannata's demotion Thursday strongly indicates that Miller is ready to return to action.
The Canucks are set to recall Cannata from the minors. Cannata, who reportedly will serve as the backup to Jacob Markstrom, ascends to the NHL with Ryan Miller cramping up recently and unavailable for the evening contest. Through 15 games with the Utica Comets this season, Cannata has crafted a 2.49 GAA and .907 save percentage to go along with a 9-5-2 record. He has yet to make his NHL debut.
Joe Cannata surrendered two goals on 18 shots in Tuesday's preseason win over San Jose.
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