Peters agreed to terms with Latvian club Dinamo Riga of the KHL on Friday.
Peters saw action in just three contests last season with the Coyotes, but spent the bulk of the year in the minors split between AHL Tucson and AHL Texas. The 30-year-old netminder -- who's most familiar with the Hurricanes' franchise -- has career numbers -- 3.08 GAA and a 25-38-9 record -- that explain why he never landed a starting job in the NHL. It's hard to imagine the 30-year-old will work his way back to hockey's highest level.
While Peters does add some experienced organizational depth, his 3.08 career GAA in 83 NHL contests is unlikely to impress fantasy owners. In the AHL this season, the netminder's numbers are even worse -- a 5-6-0 record and 4.17 GAA. The 30-year-old figures to be assigned to AHL Texas; he'll probably only get called up if one of the
Peters has spent a lot of time with the 'Yotes this season due to injuries to fellow netminders Mike Smith and Louis Domingue (lower body). With the latter having been activated off injured reserve, Peters will head back to the minors, where he'll likely spend the remainder of the year, barring additional injuries in goal.
Peters was recalled from the minors Friday.
The team is deeming this an emergency recall due to backup Louis Domingue suffering a lower-body injury, with a game on tap against the Oilers as early as Friday night. Peters presumably will back up Mike Smith in this next one.
Peters was reassigned Tuesday to the minors, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports.
Peters made three appearances during this NHL stint, two of which were in relief. The netminder posted a 3.16 GAA in those outings which will certainly not be enough to unseat Louis Domingue. Perhaps the most significant consideration surrounding Peters demotion is that it could be a sign that Mike Smith (lower body) is nearing a return.