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AHL Goalie News — Sunday April 5, 2009

Features

  • With Tim Thomas re-signing with Boston, Tuukka Rask comments on his place in the organization. (The Bruins Blog)
  • Five Hole Fanatics takes a look at Quad City Flames rookie Leland Irving‘s season in the context of current NHL goalies at his age. I’ve seen him a lot this season and Irving seems like the real deal to me.

Game Reports

  • San Antonio Rampage goalie Josh Tordjman set a franchise shutout mark with his eighth career shutout and his sixth this season. Tordjman made 27 saves for the 1-0 win over Iowa. (Rampage Report)

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Josh Tordjman – Photo by MPR529

  • Lake Erie Monsters Tyler Weiman earned his eighth shutout of the season, putting him at the top of the league for whitewashes, in the 3-0 win over the rapidly sinking Houston Aeros. (Lake Erie Monsters)
  • Recent WHL graduate-turned-Hershey Bear, Braden Holtby, was expected to start tonight but was scratched in favor of a now-healthy Michal Neuvirth, who made 40 saves and won the shoot out to get the 3-2 win over Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. (Hershey Bears Blog)
  • Speaking of Holtby, here’s some video of him taking practice with the Capitals. (Stack the Pads)

Transactions

  • Hartford Wolfpack signed Andrew Loverock to an ATO after his season with the Sudbury Wolves. (Hartford Wolf Pack)
  • Norfolk has sent goalie Riku Helenius down to the ECHL Elmira Jackals to help with their playoff run. The 2007 Tampa Bay Lightning first round pick has gotten around this season, playing 7 NHL minutes, 23 AHL games in Norfolk, and 11 ECHL games in Elmira. (Joe’s Jackals Blog)
  • Scott Clemmensen was recalled to New Jersey after Kevin Weekes suffered a knee injury Friday night. (Star-Ledger)
  • Atlanta Thrashers swapped goalies, sending Dan Turple to the Chicago Wolves and recalling Ondrej Pavlec to Atlanta.

About The Author

Heather Galindo

I cover the AHL Houston Aeros for ProHockeyNews.com, which has focused my passion for goaltending on minor league goalies mainly in the AHL. To stay abreast of every last drop of AHL goalie news, follow me at @InGoalMagAHL on Twitter while the big news, analysis, etc. will be posted here at InGoalMag.com. I was so inspired by watching the goalies here in Houston a few years ago that I went out and learned to skate and play hockey in order to become a goalie myself. So far I’m still more sieve than goalie, but I’ve never had more fun being so terrible at something!

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