Thiessen is expected to begin the regular season as the starting goalie for AHL Cleveland and the No. 3 on the Blue Jackets' depth chart, Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch reports. With Anton Forsberg getting dealt to Chicago as part of the Artemi Panarin/Brandon Saad trade, the Jackets have an opening for a steady veteran hand like Thiessen to provide some depth if Sergei Bobrovsky or Joonas Korpisalo gets hurt. The 31-year-old Thiessen's only NHL experience came during a brief five-game stint with the Penguins in 2011-12, but over the last two seasons he's looked sharp in 34 games for the AHL Monsters, posting a 2.09 GAA and .922 save percentage with six shutouts.
Thiessen has been called up to AHL Cleveland, The Columbus Dispatch reports. He'll serve as Cleveland's backup after Curtis McElhinney was lost on waivers to the Maple Leafs. It would take a lot of bad luck for the Blue Jackets for Thiessen to find himself in the NHL, but the career minor leaguer did have a good run last season for the Calder Cup-winning Monsters, posting a 1.95 GAA and .929 save percentage in 22 games, including three shutouts.
The Flames assigned Brad Thiessen to AHL Adirondack on Thursday, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet.ca reports.
The Flames recalled Brad Thiessen from AHL Adirondack on Sunday.
Brad Thiessen signed a contract with AHL Norfolk on Thursday, the team's official site reports.
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