The Arizona Coyotes recalled goaltender Justin Peters from the AHL on Wednesday. He practiced with the team earlier in the day before the recall was officially announced.
Drafted 38th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2004, the 30-year-old Peters joined the Coyotes during the 2016 offseason following a few years within the Washington Capitals system. He’s coming off a year spent exclusively in the AHL with the Hershey Bears, during which he put up one shutout and a .896 save percentage through 37 regular season games.
So far this year, he’s put up a .884 save percentage in his lone start for the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners, allowing five goals on 43 shots faced.
No updates on Smith have been given by the club yet, who reported on Tuesday night – following a nasty 7-4 loss to the Ottawa Senators – that they were waiting to get doctor confirmation on how serious Smith’s injury was. The goaltender, who had posted a .900 save percentage through two and a half periods of play ahead of his injury, had to be assisted off the ice when he was injured.
The Coyotes will face the Montreal Canadiens tomorrow evening and are in the midst of a long road trip.