Domingue secured a one-year, two-way deal with Calgary on Saturday. Domingue will follow former Cancuks' netminder Jacob Markstrom in moving to Calgary but on a two-way contract instead of the six-year, $36 million Markstrom signed. While Domingue figures to serve as the No. 3 option behind David Rittich, he could challenge for the backup role during training camp.
Domingue is in the lineup and will back up Thatcher Demko in Game 5 against Vegas on Tuesday, Dan Murphy of Sportsnet reports. Domingue's lone appearance with Vancouver was back on March 1 after coming over via trade from New Jersey in February -- he allowed four goals on 34 shots against Columbus. His pressing into backup duty Tuesday is necessitated by the groin injury to incumbent No. 1 Jacob Markstrom. Domingue only has 18 minutes of career playoff experience under his belt despite having played in 139 NHL contests, so the only way we'd likely see him face pucks is in a blowout scenario or injury to Demko.
Domingue allowed four goals on 34 shots during Sunday's 5-3 loss to Columbus. The game appeared destined for overtime before Emil Bemstrom's ninth of the campaign gave Columbus a 4-3 lead with under two minutes remaining in the third period. Gustav Nyquist would add an empty-net goal. Domingue was making his first start for his new club, and he'll continue seeing a moderate workload behind Thatcher Demko until Jacob Markstrom (lower body) is ready to return.
Domingue will make the road start Sunday against the Blue Jackets, Brendan Batchelor of Sportsnet 650 reports. The Canucks brought Domingue in from the Devils at the trade deadline because of concerns about Jacob Markstrom's lower-body injury. Domingue will make his Canucks debut Sunday when the team plays for a second straight night. The 27-year-old netminder struggled with the Devils this year with an .882 save percentage, but perhaps the change of scenery can help his cause. It's a favorable matchup, too, as the Blue Jackets have lost 10 of the last 11 contests.
The Canucks acquired Domingue from the Devils for goalie Zane McIntyre on Monday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports. The Canucks are concerned about Jacob Markstrom's knee injury, so bringing Domingue aboard adds some insurance in the crease. Domingue was stuck in a rut behind a putrid Devils team, but he still showed flashes of solid play, including a loss to the Blues last week when he turned aside 36 of 39 shots. If Markstrom's forced to miss time, Domingue will likely line up as the No. 2 behind rookie Thatcher Demko.
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