Today, the NHL and NHLPA announced that goaltender Connor Ingram has left the team to voluntarily take part in the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program. This program, previously known as the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program, deals with helping players through a variety of issues, including drug and alcohol abuse and addressing players’ mental health (Editor’s note: Ingram nor the NHLPA has released the reason for Ingram’s entry into the program, so we will refrain from speculating on its nature).
Ingram has been on Nashville’s taxi squad since the start of the 2021 season. He previously appeared in nine games for IF Björklöven of the Swedish HockeyAllsvenskan this season, finishing with a 0.898 save percentage and -3.424 goals-saved above average.
Since the NHL mandates teams carry three goalies on their expanded rosters this season, expect Nashville to call up Kasimir Kaskisuo from his assignment to AHL Chicago in the meantime.