After bringing in Jacob Markstrom yesterday, the Flames have now shored up their AHL goaltending situation, announcing the signing of Louis Domingue to a one-year deal. The two-way contract pays $700K in the NHL while PuckPedia adds (Twitter link) that the AHL portion is $450K.
Domingue bounced around a bit last season. After losing his backup job in Tampa Bay following the signing of Curtis McElhinney last summer, he cleared waivers and started the season with AHL Syracuse. With Cory Schneider struggling, the Devils flipped a conditional seventh-round pick to the Lightning to get his rights in November. He was then flipped to Vancouver at the trade deadline for Zane McIntyre.
Overall, the 28-year-old posted a 3.81 GAA with an .882 SV% in 17 games last season between the Devils and Canucks. Domingue won’t be expected to contend for the number two job – that belongs to David Rittich – but he’ll serve as a serviceable recall if injuries strike while replacing Jon Gillies in that role. As it turns out, there is already an injury issue for them on the farm with GM Brad Treliving telling Postmedia’s Kristen Anderson (Twitter link) that prospect Tyler Parsons is dealing with an ankle issue.