The Vancouver Canucks have recalled Richard Bachman from the AHL's Utica Comets to shore up their goaltending ranks.
Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom has a sustained a lower body injury and was scheduled to be evaluated later Wednesday,
Bachman played most of last season with the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL, finishing with a 2.38 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage in 23 games. He also played in seven games for the Edmonton Oilers, posting a 2.84 goals-against average and .911 save percentage.
The 28-year-old American has played in 42 career NHL games and has a record of 17-14-2.