With Jonas Hiller staying in Anaheim because of back spasms that felled him in warmups Monday, the Ducks have recalled goaltender J.P. Levasseur from the Springfield (Mass.) Falcons of the American Hockey League.
Hiller has not been placed on injured reserve, but neither he nor center Ryan Getzlaf made the trip to Denver for Wednesday’s game against the Avalanche. Getzlaf has not played in the since re-injuring his left ankle in Vancouver last Wednesday.
The 23-year-old Levasseur went 8-16-1 with a 3.59 goals-against average and .896 save percentage for the Falcons. He recorded a 49-save shutout over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Feb. 14, but has mostly suffered during a last-place season in Springfield.
The 6-0, 199-pound netminder also appeared in five contests with Bakersfield of the ECHL (2-3-0, 3.63 GAA, .903 save pct.) and 16 games with Laredo of the Central Hockey League (10-3-3, 2.31 GAA, .919 save pct. this season.