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Ducks Recall Deslauriers, Reassign Tarkki

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks
The Ducks have recalled goaltender Jeff Deslauriers from the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). The club has also reassigned goaltender Iiro Tarkki to Syracuse.

Deslauriers, 27 (5/15/84), has appeared in one game with Anaheim this year, stopping 26-of-28 shots in a 5-2 win on Jan. 12 vs. Dallas. A native of St. Jean-Richelieu, Quebec, Deslauriers also appeared in 14 games with Syracuse this season, posting a 6-9-0 record with a 3.75 goals-against average (GAA) and .881 save percentage (SV%).

Signed as a free agent by Anaheim on July 12, 2011, Deslauriers spent the 2009-10 NHL season with the Edmonton Oilers, posting a 16-28-4 record while compiling a 3.26 GAA and .901 SV%. Selected by Edmonton in the second round (31st overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Deslauriers has appeared in 58 career NHL contests with the Oilers, posting a 3.27 GAA, .901 SV%, and three shutouts.

Tarkki, 26 (7/1/85), appeared in one game with the Ducks this season, stopping 7-of-10 shots in relief (41 minutes) in a 7-4 win on Jan. 8 vs. Columbus. He has also played in 28 games with Syracuse, posting a 10-13-3 record with a 2.85 GAA and .914 SV%.

A native of Rauma, Finland, Tarkki was signed by Anaheim as a free agent on May 6, 2011. He spent last season with Espoo of the Finnish Elite League, going 20-20-14 with a 2.09 GAA and .924 SV%. 
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