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Ducks Recall Andersen, Yonkman from Norfolk (AHL)

In addition, the Ducks have placed defenseman Luca Sbisa and goaltender Viktor Fasth on injured reserve

Saturday, 11.23.2013 / 4:13 PM PT / News
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Ducks Recall Andersen, Yonkman from Norfolk (AHL)
The Ducks have recalled goaltender Frederik Andersen and defenseman Nolan Yonkman from the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

In addition, the Ducks have placed defenseman Luca Sbisa and goaltender Viktor Fasth on injured reserve. Sbisa suffered a tendon tear in his right hand last night vs. Tampa Bay and will have surgery Monday. He is out 6-8 weeks. Fasth is suffering from muscle inflammation (lower body) and is out 3-4 weeks.

Andersen, 24 (10/2/89), has posted a 6-1-0 record with a 1.66 goals-against average (GAA) and .943 save percentage (SV%) in seven games with Anaheim this season. Andersen returns to the NHL currently ranked second among league goaltenders in SV% and fourth in GAA. Among rookie netminders, he ranks first in wins, GAA, SV%, appearances and starts. Andersen won his first six NHL games from Oct. 20-Nov. 10, marking the first time since December 1993 that a goaltender won his first six career contests (last: Toronto’s Damian Rhodes from Mar. 22, 1991-Dec. 2, 1993).

Selected by Anaheim in the third round (87th overall) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Andersen went 2-0-0 with a 0.96 GAA and .971 SV% in two games with Norfolk this season. The Herning, Denmark native has appeared in 49 career AHL games with Norfolk, going 26-18-1 with five shutouts, a 2.14 GAA and .931 SV%.

Yonkman, 32 (4/1/81), has collected 1-8=9 points with a +8 rating and 140 penalty minutes (PIM) in 74 career NHL games. Yonkman made his NHL debut with Washington in 2001-02 and set career highs in points (7), assists (7) and games played (38) with the Capitals in 2005-06. A native of Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Yonkman appeared in seven games for Florida last season, going scoreless with 11 PIM.

Signed by Anaheim as a free agent on July 9, 2013, Yonkman collected 0-3=3 points with a +1 rating and 31 PIM in 18 games with Norfolk this season. At the time of his recall, Yonkman co-led the Admirals in appearances and ranked third in PIM.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 58 36 18 4 160 134 76
2 DAL 55 35 15 5 178 147 75
3 STL 57 31 17 9 138 133 71
4 LAK 54 33 18 3 151 128 69
5 COL 58 29 25 4 155 160 62
6 SJS 53 28 20 5 154 143 61
7 ANA 53 26 19 8 120 125 60
8 NSH 55 25 21 9 142 148 59
9 ARI 54 25 23 6 143 164 56
10 MIN 54 23 21 10 133 134 56
11 VAN 54 22 20 12 125 144 56
12 CGY 54 25 26 3 144 160 53
13 WPG 54 24 27 3 139 157 51
14 EDM 56 22 29 5 138 168 49

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 49 5 35 9 40
C. Perry 53 21 17 -4 38
R. Rakell 50 13 15 -3 28
R. Kesler 53 11 15 -8 26
S. Vatanen 53 6 19 -1 25
C. Stewart 47 8 10 2 18
J. Silfverberg 53 6 12 -2 18
A. Cogliano 53 6 11 -9 17
H. Lindholm 52 6 8 -6 14
C. Fowler 40 3 9 -10 12
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
F. Andersen 11 8 6 .920 2.30
J. Gibson 12 8 2 .917 2.13

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