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Back-up Goaltender

What is Back-up Goaltender?

A term referring to the second goaltender on the active roster that isn't playing during the game but is dressed in case called upon due to injury or the main goaltender being pulled strategically. 

Sporting Charts explains Back-up Goaltender

Teams are required to have two goaltenders dressed for each game in case of injury so that games can be completed.

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