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.