Darcy Kuemper (upper) and Alexander Alexeyev (upper) both placed on IR. Kuemper retro to Dec. 3, so he’d be eligible to play Tuesday in Chicago if ready
— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) December 11, 2022
The move may seem partially counterintuitive, as Kuemper skated with the team this morning. However, the moves effectively make room for the recent callups of Lucas Johansen and Dylan McIlrath.
Kuemper will be eligible to return on Tuesday against the Blackhawks, if he is ready.
Less is known about the status of Alex Alexeyev, who was injured with an elbow to the head Friday night against the Seattle Kraken.
By Jon Sorensen