MacIntyre signed with Medvescak Zagreb of the KHL on Friday, TSNreports. MacIntyre takes his talents overseas, having been released by the Capitals after earning a professional tryout agreement with the club. There simply was no room for him on the roster next to reigning Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby and young backup Philipp Grubauer, who has shown steady improvement since entering the NHL four years ago.
MacIntyre was released by the Capitals on Sunday. MacIntyre and fellow training camp goalie Adam Carlson were both released on Sunday, as the Capitals plan to stand pat with their top two guys on the roster in Braden Holtby and Philipp Grubauer. He's expected to report the team's AHL affiliate the Hershey Bears, where he'll open up the season with the opportunity to further sharpen his skills at a lower level.
MacIntyre signed a professional tryout agreement with the Capitals on Wednesday, Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post reports, citing General Fanager. MacIntyre is a 33-year-old backstop who's had two-game stints with the Canucks, Sabres and Maple Leafs. His resume also includes extensive service time in the minors, namely the AHL. With Braden Holtby (Canada) and Philipp Grubauer (Team Europe) preparing for the World Cup, the Caps needed a goalie for training camp. MacIntyre is a long-shot to make the club.
MacIntyre was acquired by the Blackhawks from the Hurricanes prior to Monday's trade deadline in exchange for forward Dennis Robertson. This is just a depth add for the 'Hawks, as MacIntyre has spent the entire season to this point at AHL Charlotte, where he owns a brutal 3.09 GAA and .890 save mark. It'll take an injury to Corey Crawford or Scott Darling for the 32-year-old MacIntyre to even have a chance at sniffing the NHL.
Drew MacIntyre was reassigned to AHL Charlotte on Friday.
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