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Hurricanes' Jack LaFontaine: Sent back to minors
LaFontaine was demoted to AHL Chicago on Tuesday, Patrick Williams of AHL.com reports.
With Frederik Andersen, Antti Raanta and LaFontaine all headed for free agency this summer, the Canes' goaltending situation, and how LaFontaine fits in, will remain murky until the organization makes some decisions this summer.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Jack LaFontaine: Brought up from minors
LaFontaine was recalled from AHL Chicago on Monday, Sara Civian of The Athletic reports.
LaFontaine will serve as the Canes' third emergency goalie while Frederik Andersen (undisclosed) remains unavailable. After signing his entry-level deal with the club in January, the 24-year-old goaltender has appeared in 13 games for the Wolves in which he posted a 4-3-4 record and .885 save percentage. Looking beyond this year, LaFontaine figures to spend a least another year or two developing in the minors before he would be in the mix for an NHL gig.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Jack LaFontaine: Assigned to AHL Chicago
LaFontaine was reassigned from the taxi squad to AHL Chicago on Monday, per Walt Ruff of the Hurricanes' official website.
LaFontaine stopped 31 of 38 shots in Saturday's 7-4 loss to New Jersey. Saturday was the 24-year-old's first NHL start and his second NHL appearance.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Jack LaFontaine: Reassigned to taxi squad
LaFontaine was dropped to the taxi squad Sunday, per CBS Sports.
LaFontaine was hammered for seven goals on 38 shots in his first career NHL start Saturday against New Jersey. The newly signed rookie could be back with the active roster in the near future but could benefit from some time at the AHL level.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Jack LaFontaine: Gets first career start
LaFontaine will get the starting nod for Saturday's game in New Jersey, Chip Alexander of The Raleigh News & Observer reports.
LaFontaine, who just signed his entry-level deal this month, stopped one shot in his Jan. 13 NHL debut. The 24-year-old posted a .900 save percentage and a 2.69 GAA through 20 games with the University of Minnesota this season.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Jack LaFontaine: Gets no help in first NHL start
LaFontaine made 31 saves in a 7-4 loss to New Jersey on Saturday.
It was his second NHL game, but first start. And his teammates really didn't help him out Saturday -- they went up 2-0 before being overwhelmed by the persistent Devils. LaFontaine has talent -- he won the Mike Richter Award as the top goalie in NCAA Division I hockey last season. But the jump straight from college is huge. Managers in single-year leagues can pass on him, but dynasty managers should keep an eye on him.... See More ... See Less
Hurricanes' Jack LaFontaine: Added to active roster
LaFontaine was promoted from the taxi squad for Friday's tilt with the Rangers, Walt Ruff of the Canes' official site reports.
LaFontaine will serve as the backup behind Frederik Andersen on Friday. The 24-year-old rookie stopped one shot in relief during his NHL debut on Jan. 13.... See More ... See Less
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