Domingue, Garand Recalled From Hartford Wolf Pack

Domingue, Garand Recalled From Hartford Wolf Pack
Sep 26, 2022; New York, New York, USA; New York Rangers goaltender Dylan Garand (98) makes a save against the New York Islanders during the third period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jessica Alcheh-USA TODAY Sports

Another day, another paper transaction for the cap strapped New York Rangers. With all the recent injuries, Jonny Brodzinski, Connor Mackey and Louis Domingue have been assigned and recalled from Hartford on practically every off day to help the salary cap situation. However this time around, Brodzinski stays in Hartford and joining Connor Mackey and Louis Domingue on this group of recalls is fellow goaltender Dylan Garand.

With Igor Shesterkin still day-to-day, Jonathan Quick now joins that list as it appears he has an upper-body injury leaving his status in question.

Given the fact that the Rangers have called up both of Hartford’s goaltenders, you have to think there’s a very good chance that one of them gets the nod tomorrow night against Minnesota.

In five games for the Wolf Pack this season, Dylan Garand has a record of 3-1-1, allowing 13 goals in the process. His save percentage is 0.914 with a goals against average of 2.63. Last year, Garand appeared in 32 games with a record of 13-14-3 in his first full professional season with a GAA of 3.01 and a 0.894 save percentage. Garand was a 4th round draft pick for the Rangers back in 2020 and at 21 years of age, still has a ton of potential.

As for Louis Domingue, Rangers fans are quite familiar with him after the first round of the playoffs against Pittsburgh back in 2022. In four games with the Wolf Pack this season, Domingue has a record of 3-1-0 with a save percentage of 0.934 and a goals against average of 1.75. Domingue has spent the last two games backing up Jonathan Quick and has plenty of NHL experience with 142 games under his belt. If the Rangers are left without the services of both Quick and Shesterkin, there’s a good chance they’ll go with Domingue against the Minnesota Wild tomorrow night.

Despite the recall of Dylan Garand, it does appear that progress has been made on Igor Shesterkin as he was a participant in the Rangers optional skate earlier today.

While that comes as good news, it’s definitely wise to be cautious with his return to action, especially with how early in the season we are. Regardless of who starts in goal for the Rangers tomorrow, they’ll need to give it a fully sixty minute effort if they want to have a better showing than they did against the Wild over the weekend.