Advantage: Andersen? Ducks’ Gibson deals with injury
The situation seems almost eerily familiar: the Anaheim Ducks have one of the best records in the NHL, yet they lack an obvious starting goalie. An injury might just make the decision for Bruce Boudreau, however.
John Gibson appears to be injured, which could give quite the advantage to Frederik Andersen, at least early on. Gibson (pictured) may have been injured during a Friday practice, the OC Register reports:
The Ducks are saying little about it at this point but Gibson may have been hurt during their practice Friday morning at Anaheim Ice before traveling to Phoenix.
There’s a chance that Andersen would have been the No. 1 guy anyway. There’s also the chance that Gibson won’t miss a single postseason game.
Still, it’s hard to deny the impression that Andersen gets the edge for now. If Ducks’ history repeats, we may just see both young goalies (or possibly veteran call-up Jason LaBarbera) before this coming postseason concludes.
Update: The Ducks made LaBarbera’s recall official.