Morning Bag Skate: Emergency goaltender Scott Foster overshadows Dylan Sikura’s debut
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Scott Foster made seven saves as the emergency backup goaltender to help the Chicago Blackhawks defeat the Winnipeg Jets 6-2 on Thursday at the United Center.
Collin Delia, who started after Anton Forsberg was injured while warming up before the game, made 25 saves in his NHL debut before leaving with a 6-2 lead at 5:59 of the third period because of cramping. Forward Dylan Sikura had two assists in his NHL debut.
Delia is expected to be available against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday in Denver.
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