Goalie walks out on 67's

CHRIS STEVENSON -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 8:33 AM ET

Backup goaltender Anthony Guadagnolo walked out on the Ottawa 67's yesterday and asked for a trade.

The move caught 67's coach and GM Brian Kilrea a little off-guard and Kilrea said he won't be in any rush to accommodate Guadagnolo's request.

"He said, 'I don't want to play here. I want to be traded.' Those were his words," said Kilrea after practice at the Civic Centre yesterday afternoon.

"I said to him, 'That's pretty simple. Go get your bags and go home.' There will be certainly no rush (to work out a trade) on my behalf."

Guadagnolo, 19, is stuck behind overage goaltender Danny Battochio, the hero of the 67's march to a berth in the Memorial Cup last spring.

It's understandable that Guadagnolo would want a chance to play at this point in his OHL career. Talk is he got a call from a couple of friends on another OHL team who said he should come and play for that club.

WANTS TO PLAY

"Where he wants to go is probably where he won't be," said Kilrea. "I know he wants to be playing. He realized Danny is here and it's a tough situation. We talked about this just a week ago.

" I told him we have until Jan. 10 (the trade deadline) for him to show something and see if something will happen. A week ago he was fine. Now he finds out another team is interested and it changed (yesterday)."

The 67's sent Matthew Spezza, who had been the third goaltender, packing last week. Kilrea said the 67's will likely call up goaltender David Scammura, who attended their training camp, to back up Battochio.


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