It took a whole week, but Vesa Toskala finally cleared immigration paperwork and joined the Ducks. Toskala was obtained from the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Jean-Sebastien Giguere trade, but has been unable to join the Ducks until now.
In the interim, Justin Pogge was recalled from the AHL to serve as Jonas Hiller’s back-up. Now that Toskalas is in Anaheim, Pogge was sent back to the AHL without having seen any game time other than on the bench.
Toskala will have his first practice with the Ducks on Sunday morning. The Ducks have taken the previous two days off, but will work with a vengeance tomorrow to prepare for another meeting with the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings won their ninth game in a row today against the Detroit Red Wings, and will be attempting to make it 10 in a row on Monday night. Obviously the Ducks will want those results to be different.