Francouz (ankle) was converted to long-term injured reserve Monday, per CapFriendly.

Francouz has already missed the first two games of the season due to his ankle problem but will now be sidelined for at least another eight based on his LTIR designation. Once cleared to play, Francouz should be in the mix for the backup job behind Darcy Kuemper, though Jonas Johansson will have the opportunity to cement himself in that spot while Francouz is on the shelf.

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