Remember that time the Sabres' backup goalie was a team employee because of injuries? This is like that, but even closer to reaching fruition:
Rob Tallas! pic.twitter.com/zylVbwnXCe— Ted Starkey (@TedStarkey) March 4, 2015
Rob Tallas is a Panthers coach. He last played professional hockey (in Austria) in 2005, and last played in the NHL in 2001. Roberto Luongo was hurt by a shot in the first period, though, and backup goalie Al Montoya was struggling mightily with an undisclosed injury. Soooo time for extreme measures:
Panthers TV said Tallas signed an emergency contract and became immediately eligible. No clue where that is in the rulebook lol— Mike McMahon (@MikeMcMahonCHN) March 4, 2015
Unfortunately for those of us who want to see a coach play in a game, Luongo returned in the third period despite his "upper body injury," saving the 41-year-old Tallas from some surprise ice time.
Tallas suited up in a similar situation back in 2013, but didn't get a chance to play.
And in case you're wondering what that contract's like (and the salary):
So, salary = $500 + jersey. Not bad!
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