At one time, there was a notion that Keith Petruzzelli might be the goalie of the future for the Detroit Red Wings. Instead, he’s the goalie of right now for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Injuries to Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov is leaving the Maple Leafs without their two NHL goalies. Eric Kallgren was already on recall from the AHL Toronto Marlies. Somsonov was suffering a knee injury in Toronto’s 2-1 win over Boston on Saturday. The made the decision to sign Petruzzelli to an NHL contract worth $817,000 and he was Kallgren’s backup on Sunday night in Carolina as the Leafs were meeting the Hurricanes.
Keith Petruzzelli finding out he’s signing an NHL contract is one of those moments that makes me fall even more in love with hockeypic.twitter.com/NU2OpFlnYb
— Hockey Players With Animals (And Other Chaos) (@animalsofhockey) November 6, 2022
After playing four years of NCAA hockey at Quinnipiac, Petruzzelli was choosing to decline the contract offer the Red Wings were presenting to him. Eventually, he signed an AHL deal with the Marlines.
He split last season between the Marlies and ECHL Newfoundland Growlers. This season, in six games for the Marlies Petruzzelli is 6-0-0 with a 2.31 GAA and .921 save percentage.
Red Wings In Case You Missed It
- Rallying from a 2-0 deficit, Dominik Kubalik was the overtime hero as Detroit beat the New York Rangers 3-2
- The Red Wings found a way to take their home success and transfer it to a road game
- Red Wings forward Filip Zadina is lost for 6-8 weeks after blocking a shot in Saturday’s win over the New York Islanders
- Cross Hanas is another Red Wings rookie prospect stating his case with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins
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Florida: Panthers forward Matthew Tkachuk will be sitting out a two-game NHL suspension for jabbing his stick into the face of Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.