RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN/AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes’ starting goaltender is out indefinitely because of a medical issue.
Don Waddell, president and general manager of the Hurricanes, announced an update Monday on Frederik Andersen.
“During recent medical testing, it was discovered that Frederik Andersen had a blood clotting issue that needed to be addressed. There is currently no timetable for his return, but we are confident that Freddie will be able to make a full recovery,” Waddell said.
Veteran Jaroslav Halak has joined the team on a free agent tryout. Antti Raanta is expected to shoulder the load in net in Andersen’s absence.
Andersen last played Thursday and was 4-1-0 with a 2.87 goals-against average and .894 save percentage in six starts this season. The Denmark native has played 547 NHL regular-season and playoff games for the Anaheim Ducks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Hurricanes since making his debut in 2013.
Waddell announced Monday afternoon that the team has recalled goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League.
Andersen was placed on injured reserve.
The Hurricanes host the Buffalo Sabres at PNC Arena at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.