Ducks swap backup goalies with Flames.

The Ducks have acquired goaltender Curtis McElhinney from the Calgary Flames for Vesa Toskala.

McElhinney didn’t get much work as the backup to workhorse Miikka Kiprusoff in Calgary, going 3-4 with a 3.22 goals-against average in seven starts and three relief appearances. The London, Ontario native held the same role last season, and is 4-12-1 with a 3.23 goals-against average and .889 save percentage in just 29 career games.

Toskala, who was acquired along with Jason Blake for Jean-Sebastien Giguere, did not appear in a game for the Ducks. He is reunited with former San Jose Sharks teammate Kiprusoff in Calgary.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.

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