Arizona Coyotes goalie Ivan Prosvetov will remain with the team for the rest of the season, according to Craig Morgan of PHNX.
Arizona coach Andre Tourigny announced that Prosvetov will not return to the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL, where he has played 35 games with a .900 save percentage and 3.06 GAA.
Prosvetov, 24, has appeared in one game so far for Arizona this season, turning away 39 of 40 shots in a 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators on March 9. He played three games in each of the prior two seasons, and will get an opportunity to get an extended look for a Coyotes team trying to develop prospects at every position.
He has the size that has become coveted in the modern NHL, standing at 6 foot 3, and was a fourth-round selection by Arizona in the 2018 NHL draft. He is signed to a one-year contract, and could earn himself a long-term look with Arizona with a strong showing the rest of this season.
He will get the start tonight against the Vancouver Canucks, and will have an opportunity to earn more starts if he plays well enough. The Coyotes have goaltender Karel Vejmelka signed for two more seasons, who is also only two years older than Prosvetov.
With Arizona looking to fill holes throughout its organizational roster, Prosvetov stands to be a player to watch, as the Coyotes’ system is thin on goaltenders.