With goaltender J.S. Giguere currently away from the team, the Ducks have recalled David LeNeveu from the Iowa Chops, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
LeNeveu, 25 (5/23/83), posted an 8-6-1 record with a 2.58 goals-against average (GAA) and .900 save percentage (SV%) in 15 games with Iowa. The 6-1, 194-pound goaltender allowed two goals-or-fewer in each of his last four appearances with the Chops, going 2-1-1 with a 1.59 GAA and a .941 SV%
Signed by Anaheim as a free agent on July 7, 2008, LeNeveu has appeared in 21 career NHL contests (all with the Phoenix Coyotes), going 5-9-2 with a 3.38 GAA and .888 SV%. Originally selected by Phoenix in the second round (46th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, LeNeveu recorded his first NHL win on Oct. 25, 2005 in a 5-4 overtime victory vs. St. Louis.
A native of Fernie, British Columbia, LeNeveu compiled a 17-10-5 record with a 2.33 GAA and .916 SV% in 34 games with San Antonio and Hartford of the AHL last season. The netminder ranked third among AHL goaltenders with a .921 SV% in 2005-06.
Giguere has left the team in order to return home following the passing of his father, who died Monday morning. Giguere is expected to miss tomorrow’s game at Edmonton and return to the club prior to Monday’s game at Vancouver.