March 8, 2018 7:21 pm

Winnipeg Jets forced to sign emergency back-up goalie after Michael Hutchinson’s flight delayed

Michael Hutchinson's flight was delayed on Thursday, forcing the Winnipeg Jets to sign an emergency back-up goalie.

Trevor Hagan / The Canadian Press

Just hours after the Winnipeg Jets recalled Michael Hutchinson from the Manitoba Moose, the team had to sign a different goalie because of flight delays.

A tweet from the team said Hutchinson’s flight to New York City was delayed. He was attempting to rejoin the Jets ahead of their game against the New Jersey Devils Thursday evening.

READ MORE: Michael Hutchinson back to Winnipeg Jets

The team has signed Zane Kalemba to a professional tryout to back up Connor Hellebuyck.

Kalemba is currently playing with the Manchester Storm in the Elite Ice Hockey League.

He is a familiar face for Blake Wheeler. The pair played together back in 2004 on the Green Bay Gamblers.

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