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Avalanche send May to Anaheim for goalie @NHLdotcom

DENVER (AP) -The Colorado Avalanche traded forward Brad May to the Anaheim Ducks for goalie Michael Wall on Tuesday, shortly before the NHL trade deadline ended.

Wall, 21, has played most of the season with Portland of the AHL where he was 10-6-1 with a 3.13 goals-against average.

But the acquisition of Wall makes for a logjam of goalies Colorado, which already has Peter Budaj and Jose Theodore.

May has missed 53 games this season after shoulder surgery on Sept. 28. He injured the shoulder in a preseason game against Detroit. He played in 10 games for Colorado this season and had three assists.

"Michael Wall is a solid prospect who will help the goaltending depth in our system," Avalanche general manager Francois Giguere said.

Wall has been recalled by the Ducks twice this season, going 2-2 with a 2.97 GAA.

On his way out of the Avalanche locker room Tuesday morning, May was asked about possibly being traded.

"You just don't know," he said.

The Avalanche players were even joking in the morning skate about who may be dealt.

"You've got to laugh about it," forward Ian Laperriere said. "I asked the guys for their tickets for (Tuesday night's) game if they get traded.

"It's on everyone's mind, unless you're Joe (Sakic). He knows he's not going anywhere."

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