Tampa Bay Lightning Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced this morning that the team has recalled goaltender Cedrick Desjardins from the Syracuse Crunch.
Jan 19, 2012; Winnipeg, MB, CAN; Colorado Avalanche goalie Cedrick Desjardins (30) prior to the game against the Winnipeg Jets at the MTS Centre. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports
Desjardins will be playing as back up to Anders Lindback in tonight’s game against the New Jersey Devils in place of the injured Mathieu Garon.
Desjardins played two games for the Lightning during the 2010-11 season posting wins in both of them. During those two games, Desjardins held a GAA of 1.00 and a Save Percentage of .968.
He has played in 28 games so far this season, with both the Syracuse Crunch and the Hamilton Bulldogs. He is currently 11-15-2 on the season. Since being acquired in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens’ AHL affiliates the Hamilton Bulldogs, in exchange for Crunch goaltender Dustin Tokarski, on Valentine’s Day, he has maintained a 4-2-0 record with a Save Percentage of .928 and a GAA of 1.85.
Desjardins also posted back to back shutouts with the Crunch on February 23rd against the Springfield Falcons and the 24th against the Connecticut Whale.
It is unknown exactly how long Mathieu Garon will be sidelined, but until he is ready to return, we have a solid replacement in Cedrick Desjardins.
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