Early Saturday morning the Arizona Coyotes announced that Louis Domingue - the last remaining restricted free agent this summer - was signed to a one-year, two-way contract:
The news comes as a mild surprise, given earlier this summer Domingue announced his intent to play over in Europe for this upcoming season, to the surprise of Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney.
It is uncertain at this point what changed in Domingue's plans, but Domingue will compete with Anders Lindback for the backup spot in the NHL during training camp. The 138th overall pick in 2010 went 1-2-1 with a .911 save percentage and a 2.73 GAA in seven appearances with the Coyotes last season.
Should Domingue not make the Coyotes out of training camp, he will compete with German Elite League goaltender Nicklas Treutle and Medicine Hat Tigers' product Marek Langhamer for a spot with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL.
We will continue to update this story as we find out more details.
UPDATE (11:28 AM) - As usual, Craig Morgan is on the spot with details, confirming that Domingue will not play in Europe.
Domingue originally told Coyotes GM Don Maloney he'd play in Europe this year. Appears he'll play in Springfield. Lindback is AZ's backup G.— Craig Morgan (@craigsmorgan) September 5, 2015