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Anaheim Ducks sign goaltender Jeff Deslauriers to two-year contract

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Goalie Jeff Deslauriers has agreed to a two-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks.

The Ducks announced the deal on Tuesday.

Deslauriers spent parts of two seasons from 2008-10 as a backup goalie with the Edmonton Oilers, winning 20 games with a 3.01 goals-against average. The former high draft pick has never reached his NHL potential, spending last season in the AHL.

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Deslauriers is likely to compete with Dan Ellis in Anaheim for the backup job behind all-star goalie Jonas Hiller.

The Ducks haven’t re-signed Ray Emery, who filled in for the injured Hiller during the Ducks’ run to the Western Conference playoffs.

The Ducks also acquired speedy centre Andrew Cogliano from Edmonton for a second-round draft pick in 2013.