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Belfour Rests Back, Tellqvist Recalled

Friday, 01.17.2003 / 12:00 AM ET / Press Releases
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Belfour Rests Back, Tellqvist Recalled
Maple Leaf goaltender Ed Belfour is suffering from a sore back and will be out of the lineup indefinately.

The following was just released by Toronto Maple Leafs media relations:

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Friday that they have recalled goaltender Mikael Tellqvist from St. John?s of the American Hockey League.

Tellqvist, 23, has played in 30 games for St. John?s this season, posting totals of seven wins, 18 losses and three ties with a goals against average of 3.54 and a .905 save percentage.

Tellqvist made three appearances for Toronto in the preseason recording a 2.82 goals against average and a .902 save percentage but was not credited with a decision. He was previously recalled to Toronto from October 12 to 18 but saw no action. Tellqvist will join the Maple Leafs today in Washington.

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