Saturday, January 26, 2013
Fasth eyes first NHL start
By Victoria Matiash
UPDATE: Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register suggests the Swede's first NHL appearance looks to be a go for Saturday:
"Boudreau wouldn't tip his hand on whether Viktor Fasth is in goal for the Anaheim Ducks against Nashville but Fasth was off ice first this morning."
We may soon get our first NHL look at goaltender Viktor Fasth of the Anaheim Ducks. Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports the 30-year-old is in position to "potentially make his debut" for the Ducks on Saturday versus the Nashville Predators after Friday's tilt with the Vancouver Canucks.
"He's an unknown because we haven't seen him play," Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau said. "But at the same time, I think he's very athlete and very quick. I'm looking forward to seeing him play. And he'll play sooner than later."
The Swedish star signed a one-year, $1-million deal with the Ducks last May. A standout in the Swedish Elite League since 2010-11, Fasth recently endured a three-game North American introduction with the AHL Norfolk Admirals. He performed very well.
If all goes well, Fasth could challenge No. 1 Jonas Hiller for starts.