Ducks Trade Friberg To Montreal For Tokarski

Photo: Eric Bolte, USA Today

Photo: Eric Bolte, USA Today

By Michael Walters

Today it was announced by the Montreal Canadiens that Max Friberg was traded from the Anaheim Ducks to Montreal in return for goaltender Dustin Tokarski.

Friberg had a total of 17 points (5 goals + 12 assists) in 25 games with the AHL’s San Diego Gulls this season. He played in five games for the Ducks recording no points. He was -1 and had two penalty minutes. Friberg will join the St. John’s IceCaps.

Tokarski, had a 1-3-0 record in six games with Montreal. He had a 3.19 GAA and a .878 SV%. His record was 3-3-4  in 10 games with the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps. Tokarski will report to San Diego Gulls.

Per Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register, the trade was not made as a result of John Gibson getting injured in last night’s game. Gibson is still considered day-to-day with a lower body injury. Other sources have confirmed Gibson’s status as not being serious.

Anton Khudobin wants a chance with an NHL team and doesn’t want to settle for an AHL assignment. The Ducks could try to accommodate him and the Tokarski trade would help facilitate another deal. This move helps the Ducks maintain goalie depth and gives them the opportunity to deal Khudobin, if they are in fact trying to give him a chance with another NHL team.

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