Domingue was pressed into starting duty when Antti Raanta suffered a muscle strain against Detroit on Oct. 12. Domingue went 0-6 with a 0856 save percentage and a 4.33 GAA for the Coyotes. Raanta has played in just three games and only 90 minutes for the Coyotes. The 28-year-old Finn missed the team's season opener due to a lower body injury, then started and completed Arizona's next game, a 2-1 overtime loss to the Vegas Golden Knights. But Raanta was pulled after 6:15 in the Coyotes next game (a 5-3 loss to Vegas) after allowing three goals on five shots, and he was removed after one period of Arizona's Oct. 12 tilt with the Red Wings. He has not played since. It is believed that he might be fit enough to return for the Coyotes game at Philadelphia on Monday night.
The Coyotes have placed goalie Louis Domingue on waivers. That didn't take long.— Craig Morgan (@craigsmorgan) October 29, 2017
It can't happen soon enough. The Coyotes tied the NHL record for most consecutive losses to start a season with their 4-3 loss at New Jersey on Saturday night at the Prudential center. The Coyotes minus-22 goal differential is the worst in the NHL and, according to Craig Morgan of AZ Sports, they have allowed a goal within two minutes of scoring one eleven times in eleven games. Arizona sent a fifth-round pick in the 2018 draft to acquire Wedgewood from New Jersey. The 25-year-old Wedgewood is 1-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average and .973 save percentage in the AHL. He has gone 51-36-9 with a 2.35 goals-against average and .908 save percentage in 110 games in the AHL, and made four starts for the Devils in the 2015-16 season, putting up a 1.24 GAA. Domingue is eligible to be sent to the minors if he clears waivers.
The decision to put Domingue on waivers likely signals that G Antti Raanta is ready to return. The Coyotes face the Flyers Monday in Philly.— Craig Morgan (@craigsmorgan) October 29, 2017