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12-06-2012, 08:21 AM
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Originally Posted by The Cheat View Post
well. according to the video you can have a 3rd goalie, just not dressed. If you lost that 3rd person, then you can play either no goalie or dress someone else.

But my question is this: doesn't the roster have to be submitted before the game starts (when the first officials horn blows before the 1st period starts and the officials first come on the ice)? Doesn't it have to be given to the statistician?
There is a rule allowing for emergency goaltender substitutions; if the team's dressed goaltenders become incapacitated, the team may use any readily available goaltender, be it a minor leaguer, third roster goalie, etc. In the past this has even resulted in junior/college players getting single-game tryout contracts if they happened to be at the game.

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