Originally posted on On the Duck Pond  |  Last updated 1/21/13
The Ducks have determined that goaltender Viktor Fasth is now ready to back up Jonas Hiller.  They have recalled the netminder from Norfolk, where he was sent during training camp to get some game time in.  Fasth had been recovering from a groin injury and with no pre-season games this year, needed a couple of games under his belt before Anaheim felt comfortable with him in the #2 role on the team.  He was able to play three games for the Ducks AHL affiliate.  “The first game, I felt a bit rusty,” commented Fasth. ”It took me about one or two periods and I was feeling OK. The last two games, I think I felt pretty good. First game felt like was I was all over the ice all the time. But the last two games, I felt better. I’m glad I got to play in those games.” Fasth is expected to back up Hiller beginning tonight against the Calgary Flames.  As a result, Fredrik Andersen, who backed up the Ducks against their opener in Vancouver, was sent down to Norfolk.  Defenseman Cam Fowler, who had the flu and missed the delicous 7-3 romp in Vancouver, is healthy enough to be back in the line up against the Flames. 
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