Ducks activate LaBarbera, send Heatley to minors
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have activated goalie Jason LaBarbera and assigned forward Dany Heatley to the AHL on a long-term injury conditioning loan.
The NHL-leading Ducks made a flurry of moves Thursday before embarking on a five-game Canadian road trip.
Anaheim also assigned defenseman Josh Manson to their AHL affiliate in Norfolk and sent goalie Igor Bobkov to Utah of the ECHL.
LaBarbera hasn’t played since Nov. 29 due to a broken hand, joining goalie John Gibson on the sidelines.
With both of Frederik Andersen’s backups injured, Anaheim signed veteran goalie Ilya Bryzgalov earlier in the week. Bryzgalov is in the AHL getting into game shape.
Heatley has missed the last 13 games with a groin injury that required surgery. He has played in just four games with his new team.