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ATNHTL: News from Zach Fucale, Kevin Hayes, Blake Wheeler, and Nate Schmidt

On Saturday, the Washington Capitals called up goaltender Zach Focale.

The 27-year-old went 10-6-1 with the Hershey Bears of the AHL this season. Maintain an average of 2.60 goals against an average of 896 goals.

Last season, Fucale played four games for the Capitals where he posted a 1.75 goals-against average and a 0.924 save percentage.

A matter of weeks for Wheeler.

Winnipeg Jets coach Rick Bowness told reporters on Saturday that the forward Blake Wheeler and cannons Nate Schmidt Each one will be out for several weeks.

Bowness said Wheeler had surgery on Friday and will be out for four weeks. The 36-year-old was injured in Thursday’s win over the Nashville Predators after being hit in the thigh by teammate Josh Morrissey.

Wheeler left the game in the second half, but returned for the third game. He did not participate in practice on Friday and did not travel with the team for two games against the Vancouver Canucks and Seattle Kraken.

The Plymouth, Minnesota native has scored nine goals and 17 assists in 29 games this season.

Meanwhile, Bowness said Schmidt is on the injured list and will miss four to six weeks with an upper-body injury after being hit by Predators forward Tanner Gano. Bowness stated that Schmidt had gone through concussion protocol.

The 31-year-old has three goals and three assists in 31 games this season with the Jets, his second goal in Winnipeg.

The Fighters (19-9-1) are second in the Central Division.

Hayes ruled out against the Rangers

Philadelphia Flyers leading scorer Kevin HayesHead coach John Tortorella has announced he will be ruled out of tonight’s New York Rangers game.

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Tortorella did not explain his decision. He said, “It’s between me and Kevin.”

Hayes has 29 points (9 goals and 20 assists) in 31 games since the start of the season.

Moreover, the attacker Lucas Sedlak He left the team to return to play in the Czech Republic. Sedlak has recorded three goals and five assists in 30 games.

Marc-Andre Godet on a three-year contract

The St. Louis Blues have signed defenseman Marc-Andre Godet to a three-year contract.

Judit, 19, was drafted by the Blues in the fifth round (152nd overall) in 2022. This season, the 6’3, 181-pound defenseman has played 30 games with the Chicoutimi Saguins, leading the team’s defense with 17 assists. and 25 points.

The St-Ignace native, New Brunswick, has played 133 regular season games in the QMJHL, compiling 71 points (22 goals, 49 assists).