• Flyers Sign LaBarbera To One-Year Deal

    News: Jason LaBarbera signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Flyers on Thursday.
    Analysis: Jason LaBarbera is slated to mentor and serve as the understudy to goalie prospect Anthony Stolarz at AHL Lehigh Valley this season. The 35-year-old made five appearances for the Ducks last season when John Gibson missed time with an injury, posting a 2.61 GAA and .909 save percentage.
  • Ducks' LaBarbera Will Back Up Andersen

    News: Jason LaBarbera will be the backup goalie Sunday against the Flames for Game 2, the Orange County Register reports.
    Analysis: Teammate John Gibson will miss the game with the flu, and Frederick Andersen will get the start. Andersen seems firmly established as the starter at this time, which really limits any fantasy value for Jason LaBarbera.
  • Ducks To Bring Back LaBarbera

    News: Jason LaBarbera will be recalled from AHL Norfolk prior to Saturday's game against the Coyotes, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
    Analysis: Though the Ducks have yet to officially confirm as much, goalie John Gibson is believed to have sustained an injury in practice that will keep him unavailable Saturday, necessitating the call-up of Jason LaBarbera. The length of LaBarbera's stay won't be known until more information is provided on the Gibson injury, but expect LaBarbera to back up Frederik Andersen for at least Saturday's contest.
  • Ducks' LaBarbera Reassigned To AHL Norfolk

    News: Jason LaBarbera was reassigned to AHL Norfolk on Friday.
    Analysis: Jason LaBarbera's stint with the Ducks only lasted three days, and he unsurprisingly did not make an appearance. The demotion means that Frederik Andersen (upper body) is healthy enough to at least serve as an emergency backup in Friday's game against the Kings.
  • Ducks Recall LaBarbera

    News: Jason LaBarbera was recalled from AHL Norfolk on Monday.
    Analysis: Jason LaBarbera will likely serve as the backup goaltender until Frederik Andersen returns from injured reserve. The Ducks place Ilya Bryzgalov on waivers Sunday, and with Andersen still unavailable, the Ducks will add the 35-year-old for depth. In five games with the Ducks earlier in the season, LaBarbera went 2-0-1 with a 2.61 GAA and .909 save percentage. His may prove to be short, however, as Andersen's stay on the disabled list likely won't last too much longer.
  • Ducks Waive LaBarbera

    News: Jason LaBarbera was waived by the Ducks on Monday and later reassigned to AHL Norfolk, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
    Analysis: Activated from injured reserve last Thursday, Jason LaBarbera acted as the Ducks' backup for two games before he was given his walking papers. With Ilya Bryzgalov now ready to play after finishing his conditioning stint with Norfolk, LaBarbera looks like he'll remain with the organization as strictly a depth goalie.
  • Ducks Activate LaBarbera

    News: Jason LaBarbera (hand) was activated from injured reserve Thursday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
    Analysis: The Ducks indicated just eight days earlier that Jason LaBarbera would miss two-to-three weeks with a broken bone in his hand, so his early activation could just be a paper move in anticipation of Ilya Bryzgalov's promotion to the Ducks. Even if LaBarbera is truly healthy, Bryzgalov's larger cap hit virtually guarantees that he'll be the team's top backup once he gets some conditioning under his belt, ensuring that LaBarbera's stay with the Ducks will be a short one. That being said, the Ducks will play back-to-back games over the weekend, meaning LaBarbera could get the start in one of the games before departing for the minors.
  • Ducks' LaBarbera (Hand) Out 2-3 Weeks

    News: Jason LaBarbera is out two-to-three weeks with a broken bone in his hand, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
    Analysis: In the wake of the injuries to Jason LaBarbera and John Gibson (groin), the Ducks will audition veteran backstop Ilya Bryzgalov, who figures to sign with the team shortly. Even if Gibson doesn't beat LaBarbera back from IR, the Ducks could simply opt to keep rolling with Bryzgalov as their backup if he proves serviceable.
  • Ducks' LaBarbera Dealing With Upper-Body Injury

    News: Jason LaBarbera is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Eric Stephens of the Los Angeles Times reports.
    Analysis: When Jason LaBarbera's injury occurred is unknown, but it could cause the Ducks to call up someone from AHL Norfolk. Rickard Rakell could draw into the lineup Monday if LaBarbera is unavailable.
  • Ducks' LaBarbera Solid In Relief Duty Saturday

    News: Jason LaBarbera stopped all 15 shots he faced in relief of Frederik Andersen in Saturday's loss to San Jose.
    Analysis: While Jason LaBarbera looked good Saturday, he won't see much action behind starter Frederik Andersen. While LaBarbera might get a rare start at some point, he will return to being the third-stringer once John Gibson (groin) returns form injury.