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Ducks Recall G LaBarbera from Norfolk (AHL)

by Staff Writer / Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks have recalled goaltender Jason LaBarbera from the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

LaBarbera, 35 (1/18/80), has gone 2-0-1 with a 2.61 goals-against average (GAA) and .909 save percentage (SV%) in five games with the Ducks this season. Recalled from Norfolk on Nov. 2, LaBarbera stopped 16-of-18 shots en route to a 3-2 win in his Anaheim debut that night at Colorado. He has appeared in 187 career NHL games, going 62-73-20 with six shutouts, a 2.85 GAA and .907 SV% with the NY Rangers, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Phoenix, Edmonton and Anaheim.

Selected by the New York Rangers in the third round (66th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, LaBarbera went 7-10-4 record with two shutouts, a 2.42 GAA and .917 SV% in 22 games with Norfolk this season. At the time of his recall, LaBarbera led Norfolk goaltenders in wins, saves (566), minutes (1,266) and appearances, and co-led in shutouts. The 6-2, 246-pound goaltender was signed as a free agent on July 1, 2014.

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