Richard Bachman G VAN 3 months ago

Bachman was reassigned to AHL Utica on Monday.

Richard Bachman G VAN 3 months ago

Bachman stopped 28 of 31 shots for his first win of the season Friday against Arizona.

Richard Bachman G VAN 3 months ago

Bachman will be between the pipes in Friday's game against the Coyotes, Brad Ziemer of the Vancouver Sun reports.

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Richard Bachman G VAN 4 months ago

Bachman was recalled from AHL Utica on Wednesday in the wake of an injury to Jacob Markstrom, who has sustained a lower-body, Iain MacIntyre of The Vancouver Sun reports.

Richard Bachman G VAN 7 months ago

The Canucks signed Bachman to a two-year deal on Wednesday, NHL.com reports.

Bachman, who went 3-2-0 with a 2.84 GAA and .911 save percentage in seven games with the Oilers last season, gives the Canucks some added netminding depth (to go along with Jacob Markstrom ) behind starter Ryan Miller.

Richard Bachman G VAN 10 months ago

Bachman was reassigned to AHL Oklahoma City on Wednesday.

The move surely wasn't for performance-based reasons, as Bachman has led the Oilers to wins in his last three starts while conceding a total of three goals. He missed some time prior to Tuesday's win over the Kings due to a death in the family, and now he's set to celebrate the miracle of life, as his wife is due to give birth Sunday. With the Oilers' regular season set to end Saturday, assigning Bachman to Oklahoma City will allow him to play in the AHL postseason once he gets back from paternity leave. The Oilers recalled Laurent Brossoit from Oklahoma City to fill out their goalie ranks in place of Bachman.

Richard Bachman G VAN 10 months ago

Bachman, making his return after nearly a week away due to a death in the family, stopped 25 of 27 shots to deliver a 4-2 win over Los Angeles.

That's three straight wins sandwiched around the absence for Bachman, and they've come with about as strong a stretch of netminding -- three total goals in those three games -- as the Oilers have gotten out of their goalies all year long. Don't be terribly surprised if they stick with Bachman for both of the season's final games; after all, what do they have to lose? At this point, the Oilers can neither improve nor worsen their position in the standings, as they're a lock to finish with the NHL's third-worst record.

Richard Bachman G VAN 10 months ago

Bachman (personal) is slated to start Tuesday's game against the Kings, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

In his last game action with the Oilers, this past Monday, Bachman won his second straight start by stopping 29 of 30 shots in a 4-1 victory over Colorado. Since then, the Oilers have lost their last three games, by a combined tally of 17-3.

Richard Bachman G VAN 10 months ago

Coach Todd Nelson indicated Monday that he is "leaning" toward starting Bachman (personal) on Tuesday against the Kings, 630 CHED's Bob Stauffer reports.

Bachman returned to the Oilers on Monday following his absence due to a death in the family this past week. In his last action with the team, this past Monday, Bachman won his second straight start by turning away 29 of 30 shots in a 4-1 win over the Avs.

Richard Bachman G VAN 10 months ago

Bachman (personal) remained absent from the Oilers' morning skate, Jack Michaels of the Oilers Radio Network reports.

Bachman left the Oilers earlier this week due to a death in the family and has yet to rejoin the squad. With just one week remaining on the season, it's possible that Bachman will just stay on bereavement leave the rest of the way. The personal tragedy came at an unfortunate time for Bachman, who had impressed with back-to-back victories against the Stars and Avalanche before his departure from the Oilers.