Delia will be promoted to Chicago's active roster and serve as Malcolm Subban's backup for Saturday's matchup with Detroit, NHL.com reports. Kevin Lankinen will be given the day off for rest, so Delia will get into the Blackhawks' lineup in a backup role Saturday. Delia has drawn into two NHL contests this season, going 0-2-0 while posting an ugly 5.00 GAA and .863 save percentage.
Delia was recalled from his conditioning stint in AHL Rockford on Monday, Tracey Myers of NHL.com reports. Delia had a rough time in the minors, generating an .858 save percentage and a 5.16 GAA over four appearances. He'll practice and travel with the big club for now, but as long as Kevin Lankinen is healthy, Delia isn't expected to draw into many, if any, NHL games.
The Blackhawks assigned Delia to AHL Rockford on a conditioning assignment Friday, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Delia hasn't played since he surrendered five goals on 36 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Panthers on Jan. 17, so he'll head to the minors to get a few games in. Matt Tomkins will replace Delia on Chicago's taxi squad for the time being.
Delia yielded five goals on 29 shots in Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Panthers. The Blackhawks have been consistent this year -- they've allowed five goals in each of their three games, with Delia in goal for the last two contests. The 26-year-old was once again quite leaky, and only one of the Panthers' tallies came with a man advantage. Delia isn't winning any fantasy managers over with his play. Malcolm Subban is probably due for a start Tuesday against the Panthers, but neither Chicago goalie has earned a spot in virtual lineups.
Delia will draw the road start for Sunday's matchup with the Panthers, Mark Lazerus of The Athletic reports. Delia was shelled in his first start of the season Friday against the Lightning, surrendering five goals on 37 shots. Although the Panthers have yet to play this season, their offense was one of the best in the league in 2019-20, ranking sixth in goals per game (3.30).
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