DiPietro Called Up by Vancouver

The Vancouver Canucks find themselves back in a goalie injury crisis and they've called up Mike DiPietro from the Ottawa 67s on an emergency basis.

DiPietro will join Vancouver in Washington as an emergency recall from Ottawa of the Ontario Hockey League.

Under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and the NHL Players’ Association, the Canucks have to prove to the league that Thatcher Demko isn’t able to dress.

Demko sustained a lower-body injury during warmups Monday night in Philadelphia.

Vancouver head coach Travis Green said he likely won't be available against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.

The former Spitfire is expected to dress tonight  against the Washington Capitals.

Once Demko returns to health, the Canucks must return DiPietro to Ottawa.