Hockey

Ducks goalie Hiller to miss at least 3 games

Jonas Hiller has suffered a setback, leading the Anaheim Ducks to place their No. 1 goaltender on injured reserve.

Jonas Hiller has suffered a setback, leading the Anaheim Ducks to place their No. 1 goaltender on injured reserve.

The goaltender will miss at least three games after reporting lightheadedness and fatigue at a Tuesday practice session. The Ducks host Washington on Wednesday, the first of three games in four nights.

Hiller suffered the same symptoms earlier this month and was sidelined for three games.

The Swiss goalie returned for a game on Feb. 13 in Edmonton, facing just 12 shots in a 4-0 shutout win.

Fortunately for the Ducks, backup Curtis McElhinney played well in Hiller's first absence, recording a shutout while winning all three starts.

Anaheim has won eight of the last 10 to move from outside the playoff picture and into fourth place in the Western Conference.

To fill Hiller's roster spot, the Ducks have recalled Timo Pielmeier from the East Coast Hockey League.  

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