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Ducks Recall Tarkki from Syracuse

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

Tarkki, 26 (7/1/85), has 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 goals-against average (GAA) and .914 save percentage (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%.

Deslauriers, 27 (5/15/84), played 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 has appeared in 14 games with Syracuse this season, posting a 6-7-0 record with a 3.86 GAA and .877 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 appeared in 58 career NHL contests with the Oilers, posting a 3.27 GAA, .901 SV%, and three shutouts.
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