The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired goaltender Dustin Tokarski from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for future considerations, the team announced today. Tokarski was assigned to Lehigh Valley, where he’ll serve as the backup for the Phantoms.
To make room for Tokarski on the roster, the Phantoms sent Leland Irving to Anaheim’s San Diego Gulls of the AHL for future considerations. Irving struggled in the preseason for Lehigh Valley, so adding a player like Tokarski could help Alex Lyon get some rest in between games as a capable backup. Tokarski has spent time with the Montreal Canadiens, where he spent his longest tenure in the NHL (17 games).
Tokarski sported a 6-6-4 record and a 2.75 GAA in 2014-15. In his short NHL career, Tokarski owns a 10-12-5 record, .904 save percentage and a 2.84 GAA. In his 10-year AHL career, the veteran goaltender owns a 146-101-5-17 record, which includes 19 shutouts and a .910 save percentage.
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