Andersen is still dealing with the flu and that prevented him from traveling to Arizona for Wednesday's contest against the Coyotes, NHL.com's Jerry Brown reports. Andersen will now have until Friday to overcome the illness and return to game action against the Blackhawks. As noted in the report, John Gibson could be the one to draw the start Wednesday after winning his season debut Tuesday night, turning away 19 of 20 shots in relief of Anton Khudobin, who coughed up two goals in just 10:39 TOI.
Andersen (illness) won't suit up for Tuesday's game against Calgary, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Anaheim is scheduled to hit the road after Tuesday's tilt for a matchup with the Coyotes on Wednesday evening, so Andersen will be evaluated by the Ducks' training staff Tuesday night to determine if the netminder is healthy enough to travel with the team to Arizona. If he's deemed unfit to make the trip, Andersen's next chance to return to action will come Friday against the Blackhawks.
Andersen finished with 19 saves Saturday in a 5-0 loss to the Lightning. Two of the goals allowed came on the power play. Andersen has just one win in his last five games started and just four in 15 games started this season. The Ducks are a shell of themselves so far and that makes starting Andersen or any of his twinetending quackers a huge roll of the dice.
Andersen will be between the pipes in Saturday's game against the Lightning, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Andersen was phenomenal in his last outing, stopping 24 of 25 shots en route to a 3-1 win Thursday over the Panthers. Despite his solid play in goal, Anderson boasts an unimpressive 4-6-4 record in 15 appearances this season, which can largely be attributed to his team's offensive struggles. The Ducks have begun to turn it around, however, posting a 6-2-2 record over their past 10 games. If Anaheim can continue to play well in front of Andersen, his unattractive win-loss total should begin to improve. On Saturday he'll take on a banged up Lightning club that has averaged just 2.29 goals scored per game this season.
Andersen was impressive in goal Thursday night against the Panthers, stopping 24 of 25 shots en route to a 3-1 win. Even with the impressive showing, Andersen still only has four wins on the season, but he has been quite relentless in goal based on a 2.37 GAA and .921 as percentage in 14 games. His value is on the rise as the Ducks have churned out a 6-2-2 record over their past 10 contests.
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