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Flames trade G LaLande to Blue Jackets for 4th round pick

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TSN.ca Staff
3/4/2009 5:14:14 PM
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The Calgary Flames have shipped goaltender Kevin LaLande to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick in 2009.

The Blue Jackets then assigned him to the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus'AHL affiliate.

LaLande, 22, split his time this season between the Quad City Flames of the AHL and the Las Vegas Wranglers of the East Coast Hockey League.

In seven games with the baby Flames, he's built up a 2-3-0 record with a 3.34 goals against average and a .888 save percentage.

In 27 contests with the Wranglers, LaLande has a 17-5-4 record with a 2.05 goals against average and a .932 save percentage.

Prior to his professional career, Calgary's fifth pick, 128th overall, in the 2005 Entry Draft, Lalande spent four seasons with Belleville of the Ontario Hockey League. He combined to go 67-47-11 with a 3.01 goals-against average, .916 save percentage and seven shutouts in 131 career games.

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