Ducks goaltender Jonas Hiller
is suffering from fatigue and light-headedness. As a precaution, he will be held out of tomorrow’s game at Colorado. He is day-to-day. The Ducks have recalled Timo Pielmeier from Syracuse of the AHL.
While the Ducks now have 24 actice players on their roster, they are allowed a 48-hour goaltender exemption (you can recall a netminder for up to 48 hours as the 24th player) twice per season. Pielmeier is eligible to play because of the exemption.
Pielmeier, 21 (7/7/89), who was recalled from Syracuse on Jan. 22 and reassigned on Jan. 24, did not appear in a game with Anaheim and has yet to make his NHL debut. He has appeared in 27 games for Syracuse this season, going 10-14-1 with a 3.33 goals against average (77 GA/1389 MIN) and .901 save percentage (704-of-781). He went 4-2 with the Crunch from Dec. 31-Jan. 19, compiling a 2.39 GAA (15 GA/377 MIN) and .921 SV% (174-of-189). A native of Deggendorf, Germany, Pielmeier won three consecutive games from Oct. 16-23, allowing just one goal in each of his appearances for a 1.00 GAA (3 GA/180 GA) and .969 SV% (94-of-97).
Acquired from San Jose with Nick Bonino
in exchange for Kent Huskins and Travis Moen on Mar. 4, 2009, Pielmeier appeared in his first professional season with Bakersfield (ECHL) in 2009-10, posting a 27-22-5 record with a 3.29 GAA (178 GA/3251 MIN) and .883 SV% in a franchise-record 57 games. He finished his rookie season ranked fifth among ECHL goaltenders in GAA and also participated in the 2010 ECHL All-Star Game on Jan. 20 in Ontario, CA. Pielmeier was named ECHL Goaltender of the Month for November, 2009 after going 6-1-0 with a 2.07 GAA and .925 SV% in eight appearances.