Canucks goalies of past, present, and future will be present at tonight’s game in Florida as Jacob Markstrom faces Roberto Luongo, while prospect Thatcher Demko sits on the bench.
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) December 10, 2016
Demko was recalled by the Canucks on Saturday to fill in for Ryan Miller, who left Thursday’s game against the Lightning with what is believed to be a minor injury.
It’s unlikely that Demko, who just turned 21, will get into any game action. The Comets’ other regular goalie, Richard Bachman, is currently out with a groin injury.
After starting his pro career with four straight losses, Demko has got on a bit of a run, winning seven of his last nine games. His save percentage, which was in the toilet only a few weeks ago, has climbed steadily and is now up to .909 on the season.