Danis signed a one-year deal with St. John's of the American Hockey League. Danis, 35, has a smattering of NHL experience (55 games) but is known mostly has a minor-league grinder, having played 376 combined games in the AHL and ECHL. He was brought in to St. John's after the team allowed 13 goals in its first three games.
Danis was released from his pro tryout contract Tuesday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. Danis got a shot to show what he could do during training camp, but he was a long shot to beat out Jonathan Bernier for the backup goalie job, and will not break camp with the Ducks. It remains to be seen if the team will look to add him to the roster for AHL San Diego.
Danis will join the Ducks for training camp on a PTO, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports. With John Gibson away for the World Cup of hockey, Anaheim needed another body to put in goal, and Danis will be that guy. The organization traded for Jonathan Bernier to serve as their back-up in the offseason, which means, best case scenario for Danis is a two-way contract that would allow him to play for AHL San Diego and be called up should either of his fellow netminders get injured.
Danis was sent back to AHL Albany on Sunday. Danis' third try at the NHL level didn't go well, as he allowed four goals on just 14 shots over two appearances. The club recalled Scott Wedgewood to take his place on the roster until Cory Schneider (knee) returns while Danis will now serve as organizational depth. Even if he were to earn a promotion again at some point, it's unlikely he will ever gain fantasy relevance.
Danis allowed three goals on 13 shots after entering in second period in a 6-3 loss to Blue Jackets on Saturday. Danis came on in relief when starter Keith Kinkaid was pulled after allowing three goals on 19 shots. The 34-year-old would help the Devils put up a fight and come back to tie the game 3-3 until Columbus found the back of the net three times in under seven minutes in the third period. Danis will continue to provide backup to Kinkaid until Cory Schneider comes back from a knee injury.
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