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From the Phoenix Coyotes,
Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have loaned goaltender David Aebischer to HC Lugano of Switzerland National League A.
Aebischer, 29, appeared in one game for the Coyotes this season and stopped 30 of 33 shots in a loss at Columbus on Oct. 10. The Fribourg, Switzerland native signed with the Coyotes as a free agent on July 19, 2007.
Updated 3:16pm ET: Some comments from Eric Duhatschek at the Globe & Mail.
From Jim Gintonio at The Arizona Republic,
Coyotes goaltender David Aebischer cleared waivers Wednesday and will report to the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL, joining the team in Chicago. [...]
Coach Wayne Gretzky said that with defenseman Zbynek Michalek returning from the injured list, room was needed on the roster.
Phoenix entered the season with a goalie trio that also included Mikael Tellqvist and Alex Auld, another free agent.
“The worst thing , the first three weeks of the season for us, we haven’t had a lot of games,” Gretzky said. “So Aebischer in a lot of ways probably had a right to feel he didn’t get a really good chance. But we just haven’t had enough games to give him that chance.”
from USA TODAY,
After the burden of playing in the shadow of retired goalie Patrick Roy on the Colorado Avalanche for almost two seasons and then enduring a rough year with the Montreal Canadiens, David Aebischer signed a free agent contract in July with the Coyotes, hoping to jump-start his career all over again.
The Coyotes’ goal: Make the playoffs, says Gretzky. Aebischer’s goal: Consistency in net.
The latter seems more likely than the former, but clean slates bring optimism before the first puck is dropped. “I know we have a lot of young guys,” says Aebischer. “But anything is possible.”