The Philadelphia Flyers have lost three goaltenders to injury this year. Most recently, fourth-string goalie Johan Backund went down with a groin pull on Saturday against Pittsburgh. With his injury, the Flyers needed somebody to ride the bench.â†µ
Enter emergency call-up Carter Hutton, fresh off the end of his college career at UMass-Lowell. If you're familiar at all with how college works, though, you know that the semester ends in early May, and with it being late March still, Hutton has some priority issues.
For example, earlier this week when Hutton was playing with the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms, he couldn't join the team during the week because he had class.â†µ
Carter Hutton, a star in a win over Hershey on Sunday, is not available midweek for the rest of the season because he’s still in college at UMass-Lowell and has a seminar he can’t miss on Wednesdays. If that last sentence doesn’t sum up where the Phantoms are with goalies right now, nothing does. Hutton will be around on weekends.â†µ
Hutton wouldn't put off class for the minor leagues, so will he for the NHL? We'll see...â†µ
(H/T Broad Street Hockey)