Louis Domingue to start Coyotes’ preseason game after puck hits mask

Sep 28, 2017, 12:31 PM | Updated: 12:33 pm

Arizona Coyotes goalie Louis Domingue (35) goes for a block during the first period of an NHL prese...

Arizona Coyotes goalie Louis Domingue (35) goes for a block during the first period of an NHL preseason hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Tucson, Ariz. (Ron MedvescekArizona Daily Star via AP)

(Ron MedvescekArizona Daily Star via AP)

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Louis Domingue will start Thursday night’s preseason game against the Los Angeles Kings, just three days after he left a preseason contest against the Ducks after taking a puck off his mask.

Domingue left the game and was replaced by Marek Langhamer after Anaheim scored its third goal of the night, which bounced off of the goaltender’s head.

The Coyotes tweeted that Domingue’s departure was precautionary.

Domingue, 25, is entering his fourth season with the Coyotes and his third as a regular backup. This will be the Coyotes’ first season with Antti Raanta as their starting goaltender, a new name ahead of Domingue’s on the depth chart after Arizona dealt away Mike Smith this summer.

The St. Hyacinthe, Quebec native posted a .908 save percentage in 31 games with Arizona last season. For his career, Domingue owns a .910 save percentage and 2.87 goals against average.

The Coyotes’ Thursday night game will be played at the Staples Center and is the fifth of six preseason tilts for Arizona. After this game, the Coyotes will play the Sharks at their place on Saturday ahead of their regular season opener, which is on Oct. 5 in Anaheim.


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