if that happened to predators vladimir orszagh would be the one since he has played a goaltender as kid...but he says that he wouldn't be comfortable with at all....but IF needed he would do that ....i've read it a while ago in his interview.
The trainer is not on the roster, so they wouldn't be allowed to play. (that was back in the days of each team only having one goalie)
The trainers are (theoretically) called-upon to dress as backup in case of a goalie injury so close to the game that the team couldn't call up a minor leaguer. The Ottawa Senators' goalie coach Phil Myre was almost forced to dress as backup, at 55 years young (Prusek decided he was fit enough to play if absolutely necessary and he dressed as backup, but not before the team had scoured the building looking for equipment for Myre!)
While they were looking for Myre's equipment and Prusek was thought seriously hurt, Curtis Leschyshyn strapped on the pads to finish warmup. But the team (well, the press, presumably on info from the team) claims that Myre, not Leschyshyn, would have been the dressed backup had Prusek not been fit to play.
Earlier this year, the Canucks called on a local university netminder (Chris Levesque) to dress as backup when they found themselves in a similar pinch.
Albany dressed their goalie coach, the retired Chris Terreri, as backup for several games this season, when Clemmensen was called up due to a Schwab injury. He hasn't played in the AHL since the 1980's, but he was a dressed AHL backup in late 2003.
Sounds like something that would happen during a Kings game.
Almost did - a few years ago. Fiset got hurt and Storr took over and then pulled his groin. He finished the game, but could barely move and I think ended up giving up like two goals to tie the game. It was a while ago, so the scores may be off, but I do remember watching that game.
Interesting question and one Id like to see answered in a game one day.
If the injuries happen before the game starts then obviously the team has the choice of getting whoever they want to dress in net for that game whether it be a goalie coach, a university kid, a broadcaster, or whoever they can find in time.
If it happens "in game" then it has to be someone already on the game roster.
I think that since he joined the team Tie Domi has been the Leafs emergency #3 goalie although Im not one hundred percent.
a) At the beginning of each game the coach or manager will list not more than 18 players who are eligible to play in that game. Goalies are not included in the total.
b) This list is then given to the Referee or Official Scorer before the game, and no changes are allowed once the game has started. A goal scored while an ineligible player is on the ice will be disallowed. The ineligible player will be removed from the game and no substitute will be allowed.
c) There is only one goalkeeper allowed on the ice at any time, but the goaltender may be removed and another player substituted. The substituted player does not have the same rights as the goalie, eg: being safe in the crease area.
d) Each team will have a spare goalie, dressed at all times on the bench. If the substitute goalie has to enter the game there is no warm up permitted.
e) Only if both goalies cannot play will another player be allowed to wear the goalie equipment.
f) In regular and playoff games, a team may dress any other eligible goalie, if both listed goalies are not able to play. He must be dressed and on the bench and is allowed a 2 minute warm up if he goes into the game. There is no warm up allowed if he is substituted during a penalty shot.