Georgiev was sent down to AHL Hartford on Monday. Georgiev will almost certainly get the start in one of the Wolf Pack's next two outings -- Wednesday versus AHL Bridgeport or Friday against AHL Charlotte -- although he could be given the starting nod in both. Once the netminder has gotten some ice time in the minors, he is a near lock to be flipped back up to New York ahead of Saturday's matchup with Florida, while Dustin Tokarski heads the other way.
Georgiev made 36 saves in in a 5-2 loss to the Canadiens on Saturday night. The heir-apparent has allowed nine goals in his last two starts. Both were losses. Georgiev remains the understudy to one of hockey's leading men and should benefit from learning from that experience. But right now, he's a risky play in spot starts given his porous pads.
Georgiev will guard the goal in Saturday's road matchup with the Canadiens, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Georgiev was pretty shaky in his last start Saturday against the Capitals, surrendering four goals on 27 shots en route to a 5-3 home defeat. The Bulgarian backstop will look to bounce back and secure his fifth victory of the season in a road matchup with a struggling Canadiens club that's lost five consecutive games.
Georgiev turned aside 23 of 27 shots in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Capitals. Even with the final Caps goal coming on an empty net, this was still not the way Georgiev wanted to follow up Wednesday's shutout of the Islanders. He's allowed four goals in both of the starts sandwiched around that performance, and his .903 save percentage on the season in limited action suggests the 22-year-old backup still has a lot of development ahead of him before he'll be a reliable fantasy asset.
Georgiev will start in goal against the visiting Capitals on Saturday afternoon. Saturday's lone matinee will feature two backup goalies, with Georgiev countered by Capitals rookie Pheonix Copley. Georgiev, who has a 4-2-0 record with a 2.94 GAA and .911 save percentage, made 29 saves Wednesday against the Islanders on the way to his first career shutout.
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