Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markström has been granted a leave of absence to attend to a family matter and is expected to join the team this weekend.
Canucks GM Jim Benning says the team won’t have any further comment on the absence.
Goaltender Zane McIntyre was recalled from AHL Utica in a corresponding move.
Markstrom has a 2-2-0 record in four games this season for Vancouver with a 2.23 goals-against average and .926 save percentage.
McIntyre has a .903 save percentage and 2.92 goals-against average in two games this season with the Comets.
The 27-year-old has appeared in eight career NHL games with Boston and was signed by the Canucks in July as a free agent.