Ducks, Lightning swap goalies

The Anaheim Ducks have acquiring Dan Ellis from Tampa Bay in exchange for Curtis McElhinney. (LYLE...

The Anaheim Ducks have acquiring Dan Ellis from Tampa Bay in exchange for Curtis McElhinney. (LYLE ASPINALL/QMI AGENCY)

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Anaheim Ducks swapped goaltenders with Tampa Bay on Thursday, acquiring Dan Ellis from Tampa Bay in exchange for Curtis McElhinney.

"We are excited to acquire a goaltender of Dan's caliber, someone we feel can help us immediately," said Ducks executive vice president and general manager Bob Murray. "He has experience playing in big games down the stretch."

In 31 games this season, the 30-year-old Ellis posted a record of 13-7-6 with a 2.93 goals-against average and .889 save percentage.

Over 142 career contests, Ellis is 63-49-14 with a 2.71 GAA and .907 save percentage with Dallas, Nashville and the Lightning.

The 27-year-old McElhinney appeared in 21 games with the Ducks this season and went 6-9-1 while registering a 3.43 GAA and .890 save percentage.

This was the second time in as many years that McElhinney has been dealt. In March of 2010, Calgary sent him to the Ducks.


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