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Leafs trade goalie Justin Pogge to Ducks for conditional draft pick

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Leafs trade goalie Justin Pogge to Ducks for conditional draft pick

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TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs traded goaltender Justin Pogge to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday for a conditional draft pick in 2011.

Pogge had one win in seven appearances and a 4.35 goals-against average with the Leafs last season.

He spent most of the season with the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies, posting 26 wins and a 2.70 GAA in 53 games while leading the team to the North Division semifinals, where they lost to Manitoba in six games.

Drafted 90th overall by the Leafs in 2004, the 23-year-old native of Fort McMurray, Alta., was once expected to be Toronto's future netminder.

But the Leafs' signing of Swedish free-agent goalie Jonas Gustavsson in July left Pogge pushed him out of the picture in Toronto.

The Leafs also signed free-agent goalie Joey MacDonald to a one-year contract Monday.

"We are pleased to be able to add a goaltender of Joeys calibre to our roster," general manager Brian Burke said in a statement. "He brings experience and character to our organization and gives us depth at the goaltending position."

MacDonald, 29, of Pictou, N.S., posted a 14-26-6 record, 3.37 goal-against record and .901 save percentage in 49 games with the New York Islanders last season.

He has appeared in 66 career NHL games with the Islanders, Boston and Detroit, accumulating a 17-34-9 record, 3.31 GAA and .900 save percentage.

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Leafs trade goalie Justin Pogge to Ducks for conditional draft pick