The Anaheim Ducks have announced that they have acquired goaltender Dustin Tokarski from the Montreal Canadiens and in return they have sent winger Max Friberg to Montreal.
Tokarski, 26, has a .878 save percentage and 3.18 goals against average in six games played for the Montreal Canadiens this season. In 10 games played for the American Hockey League (AHL) St. John’s IceCaps, he recorded a .909 save percentage and a 2.84 goals against average.
Originally drafted in the fifth round, 122nd overall, by the Tampa Bay Lightning during the 2008 NHL Draft he was traded to the Montreal Canadiens February 14, 2013 for Cedrick Desjardins.
The Tokarski deal is reportedly not in response to Anaheim Ducks netminder John Gibson getting hurt. His injury is considered to not be serious and Gibson is listed as being day-to-day after getting injured last night.
Friberg, 23, was held off the scoreboard in five games played for the Anaheim Ducks this season. In 25 games played for the American Hockey League’s San Diego Gulls he has five goals and 12 assists while serving as the team captain.
Last season, he had 15 goals and 25 assists for 40 points and 46 penalty minutes in the 58 games he played for the Norfold Admirals (AHL).
The 5’10” 201-pound Swedish forward was selected I the fifth round, 143rd overall, by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2011 NHL Draft.