The Ducks have recalled goaltender J.P. Levasseur from the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (AHL).
Anaheim starter Jonas Hiller
was scratched after warmups prior to last night's 3-1 victory over Dallas when he complained of back spasms and did not make the trip to Colorado with the team this morning.
Levasseur, 23 (1/15/87), appeared in 25 contests with Springfield this season, posting an 8-16-1 record with a 3.59 goals-against average (GAA) and .896 save percentage (SV%). He recorded one shutout with the Falcons, stopping all 49 shots he faced in a 4-0 triumph over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Feb. 14. A native of Victoriaville, Quebec, Levasseur recorded a 2.25 GAA and .925 SV% over a seven-game span with Springfield from Jan. 13-29, in which he won five of those seven contests (5-2-0). In addition, he had a three-game win streak (3-0-0) in that span, stopping 98-of-106 shots for a .925 SV% and 2.59 GAA from Jan. 13-17. The 6-0, 199-pound netminder also appeared in five contests with Bakersfield of the ECHL (2-3-0, 3.63 GAA, .903 SV%) and 16 games with Laredo of the Central Hockey League (10-3-3, 2.31 GAA, .919 SV%) this season.
Selected by Anaheim in the seventh round (197th overall) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Levasseur appeared in 41 contests last season with the Iowa Chops, Anaheim’s then-affiliate in the AHL. He went 13-18-4 with a 3.11 GAA and .890 SV%. In 76 career AHL contests, Levasseur has gone 25-39-6 with a 3.19 GAA and .892 SV%. Playing four seasons of junior hockey with Rouyn-Noranda of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) from 2004-07, Levasseur led the league in wins in both 2005-06 (35) and 2006-07 (31). In 148 career QMJHL contests, he posted a 74-56-4 record with a 3.55 GAA.