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Oilers add goalie Fasth from Ducks

Tuesday, 03.04.2014 / 2:38 PM

By Staff -  / 2014 Trade Deadline blog

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Oilers add goalie Fasth from Ducks

The Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday acquired added goaltender Viktor Fasth from the Anaheim Ducks in a trade for two draft picks.

Anaheim receives a fifth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft and a third-round choice in the 2015 draft for Fasth. The 31-year-old has made five appearances this season because of injuries, but he is healthy. He is 2-2-1 with a 2.95 goals-against average and .885 save percentage.

The Ducks signed Fasth to a two-year, $5.8 million contract after a strong rookie season in 2012-13. He went 15-6-2 with a .921 save percentage and 2.18 GAA after several strong years in Sweden.

Edmonton acquired goalie Ben Scrivens from the Los Angeles Kings earlier this season. The Oilers began the season with Devan Dubnyk as their starter but traded him to the Nashville Predators. The Oilers signed Ilya Bryzgalov as a free agent but traded him Tuesday to the Minnesota Wild.

Anaheim had the best goaltending depth in the NHL, which allowed the Ducks to make this trade. Frederik Andersen, a 24-year-old rookie, moves from No. 3 to No. 2 on the depth chart. He is 15-3-0 for the Ducks this season in 19 appearances, taking advantage of the time Fasth has missed. Andersen has a .929 save percentage and a 2.12 GAA for Anaheim.

The Ducks also have 20-year-old John Gibson, one of the best prospects in the world at the position.

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