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Eddie Lack to make NHL debut tonight vs. Calgary

Eddie Lack

Vancouver Canucks’ goalie Eddie Lack follows the puck during second period a pre-season NHL hockey against the San Jose Sharks in Vancouver, British Columbia on Monday Sept. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darryl Dyck)


Vancouver Canucks fans will finally get their first look at Roberto Luongo’s new backup.

The team announced via Twitter that Eddie Lack would get the call to start tonight against Calgary, making it his NHL debut.

Lack comes in highly touted and the reason why the Canucks felt comfortable in dealing Cory Schneider to New Jersey during the NHL Draft. In injury-shortened duty last season, he was average playing for AHL Chicago. His previous two seasons there, however, were outstanding.

At 25 years old, Lack should be ready for NHL action but anyone making their first start in the league is bound to have some bumps in the road early on.

With the way the Flames have been able to score goals early on this season (eight in two games), Lack could be in for a rough night if he’s not sharp. That would go over just great with the Canucks faithful.

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