With Canada’s sights set on the Spengler Cup semi-finals against HC Davos on Wednesday, the team will be without Drew MacIntyre in the crease due to an undisclosed injury.
MacIntyre, who had a strong effort against Yekaterinburg on the opening day of the tournament, will remain on the sidelines while former Dallas Stars goalie prospect Matt Climie will backup Jeff Glass in Canada’s net.
After two games split between Dallas and Phoenix during a seven-year professional career in North America, Climie made the jump overseas to play with the Straubing Tigers in the German DEL league this year. The longtime AHL starting goalie has struggled with the Tigers this year, but getting a chance to take a break and backup in Davos could give him an extra confidence boost. While he won’t likely play, this will be the first time that Climie will have been named to Canada in any capacity in his career.
Glass is expected to remain in the Canadian net after posting a shutout in Canada’s 2-0 round robin win over Davos on Tuesday.
Follow me on twitter, @StevenEllisNHL.