With starting goaltender Jonas Hiller
unlikely to start tonight's game against the Flames, Anaheim Ducks
coach Bruce Boudreau
said he has options.
Boudreau could opt with Jeff Deslauries, who was recalled Tuesday and stopped 26 shots in a 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars
, his first victory since April 7, 2010.
Playing coy, Boudreau wouldn't announce his goaltending plans. Though he said it's possible Deslauries gets the nod, the Ducks coach reminded he still has Iiro Tarkki
at his disposal as well.
"I probably would imagine but we'll see," Boudreau said. "We've got three of them. If Hiller's not playing I have the choice of the other two."
Boudreau's decision could come down to how Hiller responds to his lower-body injury in today's morning skate.
"I'm waiting for the report myself to see how he handles it out there today," Boudreau said. "If he handles it well he’ll probably back up tonight."
Boudreau will have Niklas Hagman
in the lineup though. Hagman is making his return to Calgary after being placed on waivers and picked up by Anaheim in November.
"He's brought a lot of energy," Boudreau said. "He's played really hard. In the last 10 games especially he's starting to get rewarded for his efforts. He's really fit in well with the other two Finns and they've found chemistry. He's made some really, really good plays. He's a really good fit for our team."
Here's the projected lineup for the Ducks:
- Ryan Getzlaf
- Corey Perry
- Saku Koivu
- Teemu Selanne
- Nick Bonino
- Andrew Cogliano
- Rod Pelley
- Kyle Palmieri
- Cam Fowler
- Lubomir Visnovsky
- Sheldon Brookbank