Hill was reassigned to AHL Tucson on Friday. Hill was called up under emergency conditions Thursday due to Darcy Kuemper's eye injury, but with the No. 1 healthy, NHL rules mandate Hill be sent back to the minors. Now that the 'Yotes are eliminated from postseason contention, the young netminder will turn his focus to helping the Roadrunners secure a spot in the Calder Cup playoffs.
The Coyotes recalled Hill from AHL Tucson on Wednesday. Darcy Kuemper is currently dealing with an upper-body injury, so Hill will take over as the Coyotes' backup for the time being. The 22-year-old has posted a 2.46 GAA and .911 save percentage in 32 AHL appearances this season.
Hill was reassigned to AHL Tucson on Wednesday, Matt Layman of 98.7 Arizona Sports reports. Hill was recalled from Tuscon on Tuesday since starter Darcy Kuemper (upper body) was unavailable, but was sent right back down Wednesday. This news says more about the team's confidence that Kuemper will be healthy enough to at least serve as the backup for Thursday's game against Columbus. Hill is 7-5-0 with a 2.76 GAA and .901 save percentage through 11 starts and 13 total games, so he could be an injury away from rejoining the big club.
Hill was called up from AHL Tucson on Tuesday. Arizona's No. 1 goalie, Darcy Kuemper, permitted five goals on 29 shots in Monday's loss to the Stars, so Hill was added to the NHL roster for the second half of the back-to-back against the Predators. This doesn't necessarily mean that Hill will start in the upcoming road contest, but the call-up ensures that the team will be covered if either Kuemper or Calvin Pickard is ultimately rendered unavailable. Hill is 7-5-0 with a 2.76 GAA and .901 save percentage through 11 starts and 13 total games.
Hill surrendered a career-worst seven goals on 26 shots in Sunday's 7-1 road loss to the Flames. Arizona's current No. 1 netminder, Darcy Kuemper, started the first game of the back-to-back set Saturday -- squeaking past the Oilers, 3-2 -- otherwise, he probably would have been able to relieve Hill in this one-sided affair. The B.C. native's save percentage dropped all the way from .916 to .901 due to his torching from the Flames, but Hill's job as the primary backup appears to be safe since journeyman Calvin Pickard hasn't played since the team picked him up off waivers in late November.
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