LaBarbera was reassigned to AHL Lehigh Valley on Thursday.
LaBarbera was an emergency recall after Philadelphia starter Steve Mason suffered a lower-body injury. Given his struggles in the AHL this season -- a 5-9-0 record with a 2.80 GAA -- it comes as no surprise that the 36-year-old has not hit the ice for the Flyers this year. The goaltender's reassignment bodes well for Mason returning to action after the All-Star break.
LaBarbera was recalled by the Flyers on emergency conditions Wednesday.
LaBarbera rarely gets an extended chance in net with an NHL club, and that should be the case again this time around, with Steve Mason (lower-body) likely to back for the Flyers' next game following the All-Star break. the 36-year-old is set to back up Michal Neuvirth on Wednesday, but would only see ice time in an odd situation.
LaBarbera has been reassigned to the minors, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.
LaBarbera, a career backup goalie, heads back to the AHL with Michal Neuvirth reportedly available again after dealing with an upper-body injury.
The Flyers have recalled LaBarbera, according to team beat writer Bill Meltzer.
Fellow netminder Michal Neuvirth has been dealing with an upper-body injury, which presumably necessitated the call-up for LaBarbera, a career backup.
LaBarbera has been returned to the AHL Phantoms, CSN Philly's Tim Panaccio reports.
It's a curious move, as the Flyers are still without netminder Steve Mason due to personal reasons. LaBarbera has only made 187 appearances in the NHL despite having 11 years of service time, making him a career backup.
LaBarbera was recalled from AHL Lehigh Valley on Monday, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.
LaBarbera's presence on the roster will likely be temporary, as Steve Mason is away from the team for a personal matter. He'll serve as the backup to Michal Neuverth on Monday, but could wind up back in the AHL shortly thereafter.
LaBarbera signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Flyers on Thursday.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.
LaBarbera will be the backup goalie Sunday against the Flames for Game 2, the Orange County Register reports.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 LaBarbera.
LaBarbera will be recalled from AHL Norfolk prior to Saturday's game against the Coyotes, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
LaBarbera was reassigned to AHL Norfolk on Friday.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.
LaBarbera was recalled from AHL Norfolk on Monday.
LaBarbera was waived by the Ducks on Monday and later reassigned to AHL Norfolk, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.Activated from injured reserve last Thursday, 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.
LaBarbera (hand) was activated from injured reserve Thursday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
LaBarbera is out two-to-three weeks with a broken bone in his hand, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.In the wake of the injuries to 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.
LaBarbera is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury, Eric Stephens of the Los Angeles Times reports.When 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.
LaBarbera stopped all 15 shots he faced in relief of Frederik Andersen in Saturday's loss to San Jose.While 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.
LaBarbera stopped 12 of 14 shots in relief of Frederik Andersen in a 6-2 loss to the Panthers on Sunday.LaBarbera had to come in for Andersen on Thursday as well. It's a bit alarming for Andersen owners that he's having a tough time, but he still has a solid record and is the go-to guy in net on a really good team.
LaBarbera stopped 14 of 16 shots in relief Wednesday against the Kings, earning the victory in a shootout.
LaBarbera stopped 33 of 36 shots in Wednesday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Islanders.
LaBarbera led the Ducks out on the ice for pregame warmups, suggesting he'll start in goal for their matchup with the Islanders, Lance Pugmire of the LA Times reports.
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