Coyotes’ Darcy Kuemper week-to-week with lower-body injury

Arizona Coyotes' Darcy Kuemper is forced to leave the game with what appears to be a lower-body injury against the Minnestoa Wild.

Arizona Coyotes goalie Darcy Kuemper is week-to-week with a lower-body injury, the team announced Friday afternoon.

Kuemper left Thursday’s game against the Minnesota Wild with 3:08 remaining after kicking out his right pad for a save and struggling to get up.

The 29-year-old Saskatoon native has been a stalwart in the crease for Arizona this season, on pace for career highs in save percentage (.929) and goals-against average (2.17) in 25 games to go with a 15-8-2 record. He is among the NHL’s top five goalies in save percentage, GAA and wins.

Thursday’s game was Kuemper’s worst performance of the season, in which he allowed seven goals on 32 shots before exiting in an eventual 8-5 loss to the Wild.

In light of the Kuemper news, Arizona recalled 23-year-old goalie Adin Hill from the AHL’s Tucson Roadrunners.

Hill has a 9-3-0 record with a 2.77 GAA and a .907 save percentage in 12 games with Tucson this year. He joins Antti Raanta, who becomes Arizona’s starter in Kuemper’s absence.

When submitting content, please abide by our submission guidelines, and avoid posting profanity, personal attacks or harassment. Should you violate our submissions guidelines, we reserve the right to remove your comments and block your account. Sportsnet reserves the right to close a story’s comment section at any time.