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Hiller recalled to Anaheim; Trade coming?

With all of the action going on Thursday with Aaron Rome and Clay Wilson being dealt to Columbus for Geoff Platt, it was overlooked that Jonas Hiller was recalled to the Anaheim Ducks.

In six games, he was 3-2-1 with a 2.11 GAA and a .929 save percentage.

“I think we will see the last of him in Portland I think the Jonas Hiller bio will be similar to what we saw with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf,” said Pirates coach Kevin Dineen in a recent video interview.

It’s believe that Anaheim is close to completing a trade with Toronto.

UPDATE: According to Doug Stolhand, Ilya Bryzgalov could be headed for the waiver wire. Could this be a bigger part of the trade puzzle? No way Burke allows Bryzgalov to get away for nothing. It’s only a few years ago when Burke used the waiver wire to acquire Todd Marchant as part of the Sergei Fedorov and Francios Beauchemin trade.

UPDATE #2: Bryzgalov has been placed on waivers and we will know by noon New York Time if he cleared or who claimed him. If he clears, he will be assigned to Portland, but as for him reporting will remain to be seen. Toronto and Anaheim are still talking and a deal could still be done soon. I’m hearing that it could involve Ryan Getzlaf and a defenseman going to Toronto for TBA. (I don’t know yet). Bobby Ryan could be recalled after tonight or this weekend and he would take Getzlaf’s spot.

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