In an abbreviated training camp, there is no time to dawdle and wait and see. The Ducks have been making minor tweaks here and there, but the first cuts came on Wednesday.
After sending goaltender Viktor Fasth to Norfolk for conditioning and game action, the Ducks have brought up Fredrik Andersen. Andersen may very well be the guy on the bench to back up Jonas Hiller when the season begins on Saturday in Vancouver.
It was initially thought that Jeff Deslauriers would be the initial back up, but he has also received a plane ticket to Norfolk. While Fasth is likely to return soon, Deslauriers may be in the AHL a wee bit longer.
Standout prospect, John Gibson, was assigned to Kitchener. Gibson is too young for the AHL this year, and by sending him back to his junior team, the Ducks will not be able to make use of Gibson until next season at the earliest. Gibson continues to improve and develop and will be a nice addition in net for Anaheim in the future.