PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 09: John Gibson #36 of the Anaheim Ducks protects the net during the season opener against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on October 9, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Goalie John Gibson has been assigned to the Anaheim Ducks’ minor-league affiliate for the weekend.
The Ducks also placed forward Patrick Maroon and defenseman Bryan Allen on injured reserve Wednesday.
Anaheim recalled goalie Jason LaBarbera and forward Chris Wagner from its AHL affiliate in Norfolk.
The 21-year-old Gibson hasn’t played since giving up six goals in a season-opening loss at Pittsburgh. Frederik Andersen has since won three straight games for the Ducks, and Gibson wants to regain his sharpness in Norfolk before returning to Anaheim next week.
Maroon apparently injured his knee Monday in a collision with Buffalo’s Josh Gorges. Allen hasn’t played this season due to a lower-body injury.
The Ducks signed LaBarbera in the offseason. Wagner is the AHL’s co-leader in goals this season.