• Ducks' Bobkov Reassign To ECHL

    News: Igor Bobkov was reassigned to ECHL Utah on Thursday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
    Analysis: Igor Bobkov was asked to do little more than serve as insurance behind Frederik Andersen when he was recalled from AHL Norfolk on Dec. 1, as he didn't get in a single game during his nearly-two-week stay with the parent club. With Jason LaBarbera (hand) healthy, Ilya Bryzgalov set to become the backup goalie following a conditioning stint, and John Gibson (groin) also nearing a return, Bobkov ranks a distant fifth on the organizational goalie depth chart.
  • Ducks Recall Bobkov From Norfolk

    News: Igor Bobkov was recalled from AHL Norfolk on Monday, according to the NHL's media website.
    Analysis: It's not guaranteed that Igor Bobkov will be called upon to back up Frederik Andersen during Monday's game against the Bruins, but he'll at least be on hand as insurance if Jason LaBarbera (upper body) isn't fit to serve as the team's No. 2 netminder. Bobkov is a woeful 1-4-0 with a 4.70 GAA and .842 save percentage over six outings at Norfolk, so expect the Ducks to use him only as a last resort.
  • Ducks' Bobkov Sent To Minors

    News: Igor Bobkov was sent to Norfolk of the AHL on Wednesday, the Los Angeles News Group's Elliot Teaford reports.
    Analysis: This means the Ducks will roll with Freddie Anderson and Jason LaBarbera for awhile.
  • Ducks Recall Bobkov

    News: The Ducks recalled Igor Bobkov from AHL Norfolk on Tuesday, Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reports.
    Analysis: The Ducks do not play Tuesday, but Igor Bobkov's recall hints at neither of the team's primary goaltenders -- Frederik Andersen and John Gibson -- being available for the Ducks' next game Wednesday. If that turns out to be the case, expect Bobkov to serve as the backup goaltender behind Jason LaBarbera.
  • Ducks Assign Bobkov To Minors

    News: Igor Bobkov was assigned to AHL Norfolk on Monday, Elliott Teaford of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
    Analysis: With John Gibson and Frederik Andersen already in the fold, Igor Bobkov is mostly an afterthought as far as young Ducks goalie prospects go. After appearing in only 10 games behind Gibson at Norfolk last season, Bobkov should be on track for a more significant workload in the minors in 2014-15.
  • Ducks Sign Bobkov

    News: The Ducks have signed Igor Bobkov to a one-year deal, the team's official site reports.
    Analysis: Igor Bobkov, who played in 29 ECHL games (with Utah) this past season, along with 10 AHL contests with Norfolk, figures to spend more time at the AHL level this coming season, with John Gibson slated to work with the big club.
  • Ducks Assign Bobkov to AHL Norfolk

    News: The Ducks assigned Igor Bobkov to AHL Norfolk on Wednesday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
    Analysis: Igor Bobkov was brought up on an emergency basis and did not appear in a game. If the Ducks decide to rest their regular goalies over the rest of the regular season, it will be Frederik Andersen who will pick up the ice time.
  • Ducks' Bobkov Called Up From AHL Friday

    News: Igor Bobkov was called up from AHL Norfolk for Friday, the Ducks' official Twitter account reports.
    Analysis: The move is listed as an "emergency recall," perhaps indicating Jonas Hiller or Viktor Fasth will not suit up Friday. The 22-year-old appeared in 28 games for Norfok, going 11-17-0 with a .903 save percentage. He was recalled to Anaheim on Apr. 5 but did not appear in a game and was reassigned to Norfolk on Apr. 8.
  • Ducks' Bobkov Sent To AHL

    News: Igor Bobkov was reassigned to AHL Norfolk on Monday.
    Analysis: The 22-year-old goalkeeper was brought up late last week for depth, but he didn't make an appearance with the Ducks after the recall. Igor Bobkov owns a 3.10 GAA and a .905 save percentage in 27 games with Norfolk this season.
  • Ducks Recall Bobkov From AHL Norfolk

    News: Igor Bobkov was recalled Friday from AHL Norfolk.
    Analysis: Igor Bobkov will be with the Ducks on an emergency basis, as Jonas Hiller (illness) is unable to serve as the backup Friday. It's uncertain if Bobkov will be able to arrive in time for Friday's game against Dallas, so the Ducks will be allowed to carry tryout goalie Rob Laurie on standby for the game.