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Lalande lands in AHL

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Justin M. Bowen

Wranglers Goalie Kevin Lalande gets refreshed during a break in the action Jan. 2 as the Las Vegas Wranglers took on the Utah Grizzlies at the Orleans Arena. The Wranglers beat the Grizzlies 3-1.

The Quad City Flames of the American Hockey League recalled Las Vegas Wranglers' goalie Kevin Lalande Wednesday morning.

Lalande posted a 6-7-2 record in 17 games with the Wranglers this season including a 2.37 goals against average and a .924 save percentage. The 21-year-old Kingston, Ontario native will join the Flames on the road in Houston for Thursday's game against the Aeros.

As a rookie last season, Lalande notched a 17-5-4 record in 27 appearances with a team-leading 2.05 goals against average and a .932 save percentage. Lalande helped lead the Wranglers to the Kelly Cup Finals with a 13-6-1 record in the playoffs, including two shutouts in the final round.

The Calgary Flames drafted Lalande in the fifth round, No. 128 overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.

With John DeCaro currently on loan to the AHL's Portland Pirates, the Wranglers are in desperate need of a goalie.

Wranglers' media relations director Josh Fisher said the team expects a goalie to be assigned to Las Vegas for Friday's "Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Prison Uniform Night" showdown with the Bakersfield Condors at the Orleans Arena at 7:30 p.m.

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