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article imageDucks goalie John Gibson temporarily reassigned

By Nate Smith     Oct 16, 2014 in Sports
The Anaheim Ducks have reassigned young, emerging netminder John Gibson to its American Hockey League Affiliate, the Norfolk Admirals, the club announced this week.
The move
is reportedly supposed to only last through the weekend. The plan is to start Gibson in the net on Friday and Saturday, and recall him to the big club by the first of next week.
Gibson, 21, was the projected starting goaltender for Anaheim this season after he closed last year's campaign with a flourish, amassing a 3-0 record with a 1.33 goals-against-average and a save percentage better than 95 percent after assuming the starting role.
He also logged four appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including a Game 7 start in the Western Conference playoffs against the Los Angeles Kings.
He also came the youngest goalie since Darenn Puppa to record a shutout in his first career start.
This season, though, did not begin with that promise.
In his first start, Gibson faced 39 shots and allowed six goals in a loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Those early season struggles not withstanding, Gibson remains ranked highly in NHL.com's list of top prospects.
Frederik Anderson has since become the starting goalie for the Ducks, and has posted a 3-0 record with a sub-2 GAA and a save percentage better at about .928 percent.
That performance has helped push Anaheim to the near the top of the NHL standings after just a week.
The Ducks are 3-1, and have earned six points so far, which ties them with five other clubs for the most in the NHL.
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