Report: Hurricanes reached out to Blackhawks for goalie help

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The Carolina Hurricanes contacted the Chicago Blackhawks about potentially acquiring a goaltender after their two netminders were injured Saturday night, sources told The Athletic's Mark Lazerus.

Both James Reimer and Petr Mrazek were forced to leave Saturday's contest against the Toronto Maple Leafs due to injuries. Carolina still managed to win the game with 42-year-old emergency goalie David Ayres between the pipes.

Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind'Amour said postgame that Reimer will be out for a while and Mrazek's status is unknown, according to Sportsnet's Luke Fox.

Chicago's two goalies, Corey Crawford ($6 million) and Robin Lehner ($5 million), are both pending unrestricted free agents.

Stat Lehner Crawford
Rec. 16-10-5 11-16-3
GAA 3.01 2.82
SV% .918 .915
GSAA 10.47 5.32

GSAA = Goals saved above average

The Blackhawks allow the most expected goals against per 60 minutes at five-on-five, according to Natural Stat Trick. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, allow the 15th most.

Crawford has won two Stanley Cups with Chicago and ranks third on the franchise's all-time wins list.

Lehner signed a one-year deal as a free agent this summer after he was named a Vezina Trophy finalist a season ago with the New York Islanders.

Report: Hurricanes reached out to Blackhawks for goalie help
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