The Chicago Blackhawks are dipping into organizational depth as goalie injuries pile up. Dylan Wells signed a two-way contract with the Blackhawks on Tuesday, the team announced.
Wells began the season on an AHL contract with the Rockford IceHogs. He has a 1-1-0 record, 4.27 GAA, and 0.862 save percentage in three games with the IceHogs this season.
His contract with the Blackhawks is a one-year, two-way deal that will carry a $750K cap hit.
The State of the Blackhawks Goalie Situation
It's been tough luck for Chicago Blackhawks' goalies this season.
First, Petr Mrazek suffered a groin strain in a game on Oct. 21 that has kept him sidelined since. He's nearing a return to action, but he likely won't be ready until sometime next week. Mrazek remains on injured reserve for the time being.
On Tuesday night, Alex Stalock exited early from the Blackhawks' game after a scary collision with New York Islanders' forward Casey Cizikas. Stalock entered concussion protocol and the team has not provided a further update on his status.
Given those injuries, Arvid Soderblom was the only healthy netminder on the Blackhawks' roster. As a result, the Blackhawks had no choice but to sign Dylan Wells to a two-way contract.