Ducks’ Gibson injured during pre-game skate
Jason LaBarbera is making his first start as a member of the Anaheim Ducks tonight in Colorado after John Gibson was injured during the team’s pre-game skate.
Ducks say John Gibson suffered a lower-body injury during warm-up. Freddie Andersen is not dressed. No backup -- for now.— Eric Stephens (@icemancometh) November 3, 2014
LaBarbera was recalled Sunday from the American Hockey League’s Norfolk Admirals because goaltender Frederik Andersen is suffering from leg tightness.
LaBarbera’s last NHL start came Dec. 12, 2013 while a member of the Edmonton Oilers.
Jason LaBarbera of @AnaheimDucks is making his third start of the weekend tonight. He won for @NorfolkAdmirals on Friday and Saturday.
— AHL Communications (@AHLPR) November 3, 2014
Retired NHL veteran Dwayne Roloson is backing up LaBarbera. Roloson, 45, is the Ducks’ goaltending consultant.
Roloson’s last NHL appearance came April 7, 2012 while he was a member of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler discussed adjusting to playing in front of LaBarbera and having Roloson on the bench during the first intermission: