Gibson and Svedberg Back from AHL Stints


A pair of AHL goalies have been recalled from their clubs following stints with the American Hockey League. Niklas Svedberg is back from Providence and starts for the Boston Bruins tonight against Dallas, while the Anaheim Ducks have recalled John Gibson from Norfolk.

Svedberg played to a 3-1 record with a 2.76 goals against average in his two week stint with the P-Bruins while Malcolm Subban was a back up in Boston. This is his first NHL start since January 8th when he shut out the New Jersey Devils.

Boston has a long west coast trip coming up, and Svedberg will probably see plenty of time while Tuukka Rask could need some rest.

Meanwhile in Anaheim, Frederick Anderson will be missing some time with injury, leading to Gibson’s call up. He has only played four games in the NHL this season where he went 2-2 with a 2.28 goals against.

He also was injured, pulling his groin before a game against Colorado. He returned on December 17th when he was sent to Norfolk to rehab. He went 6-3-2 for the Admirals while playing in the minor league.

Gibson and Ilya Bryzgalov will likely split the duties while Anderson is out.