Ducks place goalie Jonas Hiller on injured reserve
The Ducks announced late Tuesday that they had placed goaltender Jonas Hiller on injured reserve retroactive to last Thursday because of dizziness and fatigue. They recalled Timo Pielmeier from Elmira of the ECHL to back up Curtis McElhinney when they face the Canucks on Wednesday at Vancouver to open a three-game trip.
Hiller, who has played only part of one game since returning from the All-Star Game, complained of light-headedness last week and was unable to play at Colorado last Saturday. Tests found no abnormalities but he hasn’t felt right since the All-Star Game in Raleigh, where he took two shots off his face mask.
Hiller, who ranks among the NHL’s top 10 with 25 wins, a .925 save percentage and four shutouts, practiced Tuesday in Vancouver for the first time since he faced San Jose last Wednesday. However, a club spokesman said Hiller didn’t feel 100% and was placed on injured reserve. He can be activated on Thursday.
The Ducks’ trip continues Friday at Calgary and Sunday at Edmonton.
Earlier in the day, the Ducks assigned goalie Ray Emery to their American Hockey League farm team in Syracuse, N.Y., after he cleared waivers.
-- Helene Elliott