The Philadelphia Flyers recalled goaltender Antero Niittymaki from the Phantoms on Sunday, as Robert Esche is day-to-day with a pulled groin. Niittymaki met the team in Montreal on Sunday night. In 16 games with the Phantoms, Niittymaki is 6-5-3 and has a 2.17 goals against average and .921 save percentage.
I know how you feel but Abby, Hasek and Khabibulin will have to pick up the slack for me, the good news is Esche probably wont play against the Devils.
Why I would much rather have the consistent Esche who has played about the same the whole year play against the Devils then Hackett but it is a home and home and Chico will probably be back by then anyway.