Oilers Head Coach Dallas Eakins told the media today that there was a need to recall a goaltender because their starter Devan Dubnyk is dealing with a small injury.
"(Dubnyk) has got a wonky ankle," said Eakins. "I think if we were in total dire straights in a playoff game, he might be able to suck it up and play but it's not something we want to fool around with. We just decided to let him get that healed and give (Richard) Bachman a chance."
Eakins says the reason Bachman starts is because he was a little concerned with the quick turnaround to start Jason LaBarbera again and that the team wanted to give their new goalie a chance.